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Mehmet Tillem, former Senator

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for Victoria
  • Became a Senator on 21 August 2013 — unknown
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2014 — retired

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Mehmet Tillem voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted generally for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted consistently for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted consistently for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently for live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently against re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Voted consistently for funding the national school chaplaincy program. votes
  • Voted consistently against landholders' right to say no to mining and gas exploration. votes
  • Voted consistently against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently against using natural resource wealth for the benefit of all Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently against the use of strong encryption technologies. votes
  • Voted consistently against local community consultation on infrastructure projects. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing political transparency. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (24 Jun 2014)

“In keeping with the trend of making short statements, I too will be making one today. I would like to begin by acknowledging those retiring senators: Senators Furner, Farrell, Thorp, Pratt, Bishop, Stephens, Boswell, Kroger, Eggleston and Boyce. And, Mr President, I would like to acknowledge your retirement after many years of service to the Senate. I congratulate you on the way that you...”

Questions without Notice: Future of Financial Advice (23 Jun 2014)

“I have an additional supplementary question. I will attempt in vain to get an answer from the minister.”

Questions without Notice: Future of Financial Advice (23 Jun 2014)

“Why is the minister continuing to support the interests of a handful of dodgy financial advisers while ignoring the voices and the needs of the many Australians who have been their victims. A bit of honesty!”

More of Mehmet Tillem's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — below average amongst Senators.
  • 1 person is tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 12 times in debates — well below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)