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  • Liberal National Party Senator for Queensland
  • Minister for Resources and Northern Australia (since 30 Aug 2016)
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2014 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Matthew Canavan voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted moderately for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted moderately against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly for live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly for an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted moderately against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted very strongly for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted strongly for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: Youth Jobs PaTH Program (28 Jun 2018)

“We take any incident that the senator referred to very seriously, and, of course, we take complaints about the program very seriously too. Obviously, with any government program, there will at times be complaints. The important thing is that the government is serious in responding to them. I can report, however, that, of the 2,885 businesses that have taken on interns under the PaTH program,...”

Questions without Notice: Youth Jobs PaTH Program (28 Jun 2018)

“As I was mentioning, the government is proud of the opportunities that the PaTH program has created for young Australians and is proud of the record of compliance under the program. We, of course, investigate all complaints appropriately. This program is creating opportunities and jobs for young Australians, and that is very positive.”

Questions without Notice: Youth Jobs PaTH Program (28 Jun 2018)

“The information I have here is that PaTH internships have helped 2,292 young interns build their work experience. I'll take on notice the detail of the question that Senator O'Neill mentioned and come back to the Senate.”

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  • Has spoken in 48 debates in the last year — below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 369 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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