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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Matt O'Sullivan voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted almost always against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted almost always against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Has never voted on implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Has never voted on regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted consistently for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted consistently for live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted generally against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted almost always for offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted almost always against removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently against building Australia‚Äôs new submarine fleet in South Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing transparency of the China-Australia relationship. votes
  • Voted consistently against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently for revoking citizenship of dual nationals involved with terrorism offences by the minister. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently against creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted almost always against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted generally against stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the foreign aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income. votes
  • Voted generally for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently against federal action on public housing. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted almost always against putting a time limit on immigration detention. votes
  • Has never voted on ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Voted consistently for Preventative Detention Orders (PDOs). votes
  • Voted consistently for Continuing Detention Orders (CDOs). votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for a Free Trade Agreement with China. votes
  • Voted consistently against doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access to medicinal cannabis products. votes
  • Voted generally against closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently for Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government services. votes
  • Voted consistently against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently against universal access to abortion services. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the Newstart Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Paris Climate Agreement. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes
  • Voted consistently for making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Has never voted on targeting foreign interference in Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently for a declared area offence. votes
  • Voted consistently against stopping former ministers from taking lobbying positions within five years. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing legal protections for LGBTI people. votes
  • Voted consistently for nuclear energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently for a combined Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Voted generally against transgender rights. votes
  • Voted consistently for Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for reducing personal income tax. votes
  • Voted consistently against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently for Temporary Exclusion Orders. votes
  • Voted consistently against making the cashless debit card program voluntary. votes
  • Voted almost always against banning new thermal coal mines. votes
  • Voted consistently for an independent NDIS assessment process. votes
  • Voted consistently against building community climate change resilience. votes
  • Voted almost always for offshore oil mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for vocational education. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access to the JobKeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted almost always against assisting the Arts sector through the coronavirus pandemic. votes
  • Voted consistently for mandatory minimum sentences for certain offences. votes
  • Voted consistently against paid parental leave equality for stay-at-home mums and dads. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing funding for public schools. votes
  • Voted consistently against a Royal Commission into Robodebt. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing state and territory environmental approval powers. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the cost of humanities degrees. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Murray Darling Basin Plan. votes
  • Voted almost always against assisting Australians trying to return from overseas. votes
  • Voted consistently against extending Jobkeeper Payment. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing protections for franchisees. votes
  • Voted consistently against an independent inquiry into Attorney-General Christian Porter. votes
  • Voted consistently against a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice in parliament. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing support for the Australian film and TV industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against building dedicated quarantine facilities (COVID-19). votes
  • Voted consistently against treating the COVID vaccine rollout as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing workplace protections for women. votes
  • Voted consistently for putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on an ongoing basis. votes

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Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: COVID-19: Quarantine (30 Nov 2021)

“Thank you, Madam Deputy President, and I won't disagree with your ruling. The reality is that quarantine centres become less relevant as vaccinations go up. We do know that with the omicron variant we have a new challenge here. It's looking okay so far, but the reality is that the best thing Australians can do, and the best thing that travellers can do, is to go and get vaccinated. That's the...”

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: COVID-19: Quarantine (30 Nov 2021)

“Well, Madam Deputy President, the points that were raised were in relation to the handling of the pandemic. The issue of facilities was the nature of the question and, in response to that, I think it was Senator Watt who referenced the fact that often the breakouts in transmission actually occurred as people went from the airport to a hotel facility. That's not going to change if we have a...”

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: COVID-19: Quarantine (30 Nov 2021)

“I've been listening carefully to the contributions on the motion to take note at this time of day from Senator Ayres and Senator Watt, speaking about the government's response to the COVID pandemic. Now, I'm very proud of the Morrison government's response to the COVID pandemic. I'm very proud of Australia's response to the COVID pandemic. It must be really difficult for Labor senators to...”

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  • Has spoken in 52 debates in the last year — below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 82 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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