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Natasha Stott Despoja, former Senator

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  • Former Australian Democrats Senator for SA
  • Became a Senator on 29 November 1995 — unknown
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2008 — retired

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Natasha Stott Despoja voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted strongly for same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Has never voted on government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Has never voted on restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted moderately against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted very strongly for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted strongly for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted moderately for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly against uranium export. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing freedom of political communication. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Valedictory: (26 Jun 2008)

“Said with a slight uncertainty towards the end there! I have just discovered that uncertainty is remaining—but, Andrew, you did the right thing, as far as the majority of us are concerned anyway.”

Valedictory: (26 Jun 2008)

“I promise this will be a brief contribution. I feel a little remiss in not having acknowledged individual or specifically or indeed in more detail the contributions of other departing senators. Tonight I want to briefly acknowledge three particular female friends in this place with whom I have worked particularly closely. I am not going to attempt to revisit my valedictory or even to reflect...”

Valedictory: (26 Jun 2008)

“Those were fun times—and let’s not even acknowledge that interjection. I mentioned last night, and I know that we have all reflected on this, that it has been unusual to have women working together in this place, but when it has happened it has been fantastic. I think a lot of tribute needs to be paid to the many senators involved in that instance and to Senator Webber in...”

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