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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 very strongly against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. 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 strongly 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
  • Voted strongly against 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

Matters of Public Importance: Climate Change (26 Feb 2020)

“I think the introduction of this motion from the Australian Greens is a classic example of hoisting yourself on your own petard, because it's the Australian Greens coming into this chamber criticising other political parties for not doing adequate costings. This is a party that regularly proposes policies which are uncosted—which have no basis in what they would cost—and it is now...”

Bills: Galilee Basin (Coal Prohibition) Bill 2018; Second Reading (24 Feb 2020)

“Mr Albanese, the member for Grayndler, and the Australian Labor Party are trying to tell the Australian people a bedtime story about their policies here. You can't have all your cake and eat it too. If you want to have a coalmining industry, you can't say we're going to join radical countries around the world and try to cut carbon emissions to zero in 30 years. Then we have this magical...”

Bills: Galilee Basin (Coal Prohibition) Bill 2018; Second Reading (24 Feb 2020)

“Thank you, Mr Acting Deputy President. If I had the opportunity, I wouldn't be calling it disorderly, because they're helping me progress this argument.. The Greens seem to be claiming that there's an issue with trying to make poor people rich and trying to help those who are less fortunate than us. The fact is that we have over our generation, over the last 30 years, had this remarkable...”

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  • Has spoken in 67 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 4 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 506 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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