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  • Liberal Party Senator for WA
  • Minister for Finance (since 29 May 2019)
    Leader of the Government in the Senate (since 20 Dec 2017)
    Vice-President of the Executive Council (since 20 Dec 2017)
  • Became a Senator on 19 June 2007 — unknown
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Mathias Cormann voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted moderately against same sex marriage. votes
  • Has never voted on tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted moderately for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted strongly against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Has never voted on recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted very strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted moderately for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted moderately for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted moderately for live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly against carbon farming. votes
  • Voted moderately for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Has never voted on re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly for an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Has never voted on a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted moderately for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted moderately for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Statements: Valedictory (5 Dec 2019)

“With the indulgence of the chamber, may I also, on behalf of Liberal and Nationals senators, associate myself with the remarks by Senator Wong and congratulate you on another fantastic year and a stellar performance presiding over our meetings and get-togethers as we resolve issues—and sometimes very robustly. You have, as always, managed the affairs of this chamber with great aplomb,...”

Statements: Valedictory (5 Dec 2019)

“Good speech!”

Statements: Valedictory (5 Dec 2019)

“I think 2019 has been a big year. The last couple of weeks have been a big couple of weeks. I think all of us in this chamber, right across the chamber, are looking forward to a good and well-earned break. I haven't prepared any particular remarks, but this is always a good time to reflect on the year that has been and to say thank you to all the very many people who support and sustain us in...”

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  • Has spoken in 128 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 13 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
  • 18 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever Mathias Cormann speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1693 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)