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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Matthew Canavan voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Has never voted on tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 consistently against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted almost always against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted almost always against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted consistently against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted almost always for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted generally for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted almost always against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted generally 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 almost always for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently for an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted generally against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for uranium export. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted consistently for offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted consistently for storing all citizens' telecommunications data for access by government agencies. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Voted almost always for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted consistently for deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted consistently against removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted generally against landholders' right to say no to mining and gas exploration. votes
  • Voted consistently against building Australia’s new submarine fleet in South Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently for giving apprentices access to a $20,000 loan. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting whales within Australian waters. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing support for community radio and TV. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts. votes
  • Voted consistently for charging postgraduate research students fees. votes
  • Voted generally against decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted consistently against greater public scrutiny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing transparency of the China-Australia relationship. votes
  • Voted generally for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring Parliamentary approval of military deployments. votes
  • Voted almost always against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently for making Australians working overseas repay their student debts. votes
  • Voted consistently against letting environmental groups challenge the legality of certain government decisions. votes
  • Voted consistently for revoking citizenship of dual nationals involved with terrorism offences by the minister. votes
  • Voted almost always against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted almost always against creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Voted almost always for Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted almost always against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted almost always 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 generally against a Royal Commission into banking. votes
  • Voted almost always against the use of strong encryption technologies. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the foreign aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income. votes
  • Voted consistently against maintaining or increasing CSIRO funding. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing funding for legal aid. votes
  • Voted consistently against buffer zones around abortion clinics. votes
  • Voted generally for putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on a temporary basis as a trial. votes
  • Voted consistently against a publicly accessible foreign ownership register for agricultural land. votes
  • Voted generally for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally 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 generally against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently for imprisoning immigration detention workers who record or reveal information from their work. votes
  • Voted consistently against putting a time limit on immigration detention. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted almost always against public transport. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the price of tobacco. votes
  • Has never voted on a national redress scheme for institutional abuse survivors. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against strengthening gun control laws. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted almost always against protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Voted consistently for a same-sex marriage plebiscite. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 19%. votes
  • Voted consistently for an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted generally for Preventative Detention Orders (PDOs). votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the passenger movement charge ('PMC'). votes
  • Voted almost always against more scrutiny of the Australian Defence Force. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 15%. votes
  • Voted generally for Continuing Detention Orders (CDOs). votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for a Free Trade Agreement with China. votes
  • Voted generally against changing the date of Australia Day. votes
  • Voted consistently against doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against getting rid of the Gold Travel Pass. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against changing the wording of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. votes
  • Voted generally for getting rid of Sunday and public holiday penalty rates. votes
  • Voted consistently for reducing the corporate tax rate. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Coalition's Youth Jobs PaTH. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Coalition's new schools funding policy ("Gonski 2.0"). votes
  • Voted consistently for technology neutral emission reduction targets. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring every native title claimant to sign land use agreements. votes
  • Voted generally for giving approval for mining in the Liverpool Plains. votes
  • Has never voted on making sanitary items GST-free. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access to medicinal cannabis products. votes
  • Voted consistently against a Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse against People with Disability. votes
  • Voted consistently against criminalising "revenge porn". votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently for maintaining or increasing defence spending. votes
  • Voted generally for Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted consistently for drug testing welfare recipients. votes
  • Voted consistently against refugee family reunification. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government services. votes
  • Has never voted on a review of our representatives' eligibility. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted almost always against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently for turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted almost always for civil celebrants having the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently against universal access to abortion services. votes
  • Voted consistently against expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing the Newstart Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against an inquiry into the Iraq War. votes
  • Voted almost always against the Paris Climate Agreement. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes
  • Voted almost always for making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising the ABC. votes
  • Voted generally for targeting foreign interference in Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing penalties for breach of data. votes
  • Voted almost always for a declared area offence. votes
  • Voted consistently against legalising euthanasia. votes
  • Voted consistently against stopping former ministers from taking lobbying positions within five years. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing legal protections for LGBTI people. votes
  • Voted consistently for nuclear energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for prioritising religious freedom. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Has never voted on a travel ban on people from certain countries. votes
  • Has never voted on MacMines' proposed China Stone coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted consistently for a combined Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently for political interference in research funding. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting Australian sovereignty in trade agreements. votes
  • Voted almost always against pill testing. votes
  • Has never voted on legalising pepper spray. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Has never voted on ending Governor-General allowances for serious misconduct. votes
  • Voted almost always against transgender rights. votes
  • Voted almost always against community right to say no to nuclear waste disposal sites. votes
  • Voted consistently for Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for reducing personal income tax. votes
  • Voted generally against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently for Temporary Exclusion Orders. votes
  • Voted almost always against making the cashless debit card program voluntary. votes
  • Voted consistently against banning new thermal coal mines. votes
  • Voted almost always against reducing air pollution. votes
  • Voted consistently for an independent NDIS assessment process. votes
  • Has never voted on investing in climate science. votes
  • Voted consistently against building community climate change resilience. votes
  • Voted consistently for offshore oil mining. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and 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 consistently 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 generally for increasing the cost of humanities degrees. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Murray Darling Basin Plan. votes
  • Voted generally against assisting Australians trying to return from overseas. votes
  • Voted consistently against extending Jobkeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protections for franchisees. votes
  • Voted consistently against an independent inquiry into Attorney-General Christian Porter. votes
  • Voted almost always against a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice in parliament. votes
  • Voted consistently 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
  • Has never voted on putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on an ongoing basis. votes

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Documents: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission; Consideration (25 Nov 2021)

“While speaking to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission report for 2019-20 I take this opportunity today to express the importance of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. It does important work in this country to establish trust in charities. Many Australians donate to charities, and they want to know that they can trust that those charities are working...”

Matters of Urgency: Climate Change (24 Nov 2021)

“I welcome the opportunity to debate this motion. I must confess I have felt a hole in my life since the Glasgow climate conference ended. It was the best comedy I have seen for decades. It was a laugh a minute. I was waiting with bated breath for most of the agenda. Ever since it's ended, it's been a bit like the Olympics ending—there's nothing to watch on TV anymore; nothing really...”

Matters of Urgency: Covid-19 (22 Nov 2021)

“This motion from the party that used to be known as the Labor Party, shows that the Labor Party have completely deserted protecting workers' rights. They no longer give two hoots about the rights of workers to work or the rights of labourers to work. It is no longer a labour party. They should get it over with, change their name to the 'woke party' and get it done, because they are not...”

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  • Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — 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") 571 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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