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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Murray Watt voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly for same sex marriage. votes
  • Has never voted on tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Has never voted on a carbon price. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Has never voted on voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted moderately for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted moderately for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted moderately 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
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted moderately against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: Liberal Party Leadership (4 Dec 2018)

“I move: That the Senate take note of the answers given by the Minister for Finance and the Public Service (Senator Cormann) to questions without notice asked by Senators Watt and Kitching today relating to a party meeting and to energy policy. Those questions related to the extraordinary late-night move last night of the Prime Minister and the Liberal Party to change the rules to make sure...”

Questions without Notice: Liberal Party Leadership (4 Dec 2018)

“Why is Mr Morrison prepared to call an urgent, unplanned meeting of the Liberal Party to protect his own job but not to keep his promise to deal with energy policy, stagnant wage growth or discrimination against LGBTIQ students? Isn't it clear the only thing Mr Morrison and the Liberals are interested in is themselves and their own leadership?”

Questions without Notice: Liberal Party Leadership (4 Dec 2018)

“Mr Morrison pretends to be the reluctant Prime Minister and, after more than three months, still refuses to explain why Malcolm Turnbull is no longer the Prime Minister. Given Mr Morrison no longer needs to retain the support of the majority of the party room, why isn't Malcolm Turnbull the Prime Minister?”

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  • Has spoken in 74 debates in the last year — 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") 148 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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