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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
  • Has never voted on tobacco plain packaging. 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 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 moderately for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing consumer protections. 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

Committees: Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme; Appointment (11 Sep 2019)

“I seek leave to have the message considered immediately. Leave granted. I move: That the Senate agree to the amendments made by the House of Representatives. Question agreed to.”

Bills: Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2019; Second Reading (11 Sep 2019)

“I move: That this bill be now read a second time. I seek leave to have the second reading speech incorporated in Hansard. Leave granted. The speech read as follows— The Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill is designed to protect the over $2 billion dollars held for redundancy pay, sick leave and other benefits for workers in some industries. The Bill is aimed...”

Bills: Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2019; First Reading (11 Sep 2019)

“I move: That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time. Question agreed to. Bill read a first time.”

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  • Has spoken in 56 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 4 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
  • 8 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever Matthew Canavan speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 469 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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