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  • Australian Labor Party Senator for WA
  • Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services (Senate) (since 10 Nov 2020)
    Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians (Senate) (since 10 Nov 2020)
    Shadow Minister for Constitutional Reform (Senate) (since 10 Nov 2020)
    Shadow Assistant Minister for Reconciliation (since 2 Jun 2019)
    Shadow Assistant Minister for Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians (since 2 Jun 2019)
  • Became a Senator on 28 April 2016 — unknown
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Patrick Dodson voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Has never voted on 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 increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted very strongly for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted very strongly for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Has never voted on restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted moderately against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted moderately against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted moderately for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted strongly against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020; In Committee (9 Dec 2020)

“My second question was: what's the cost? What does it cost you to do this?”

Bills: Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020; In Committee (9 Dec 2020)

“Sorry, I may not have been clear, Minister. What has it cost you to get those technical adjustments with the banks, Australia Post and whomever else were on the technical working group?”

Bills: Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020; In Committee (9 Dec 2020)

“Minister, you said that you've had a technical working group and you fixed the technical problems. Senator Ruston interjecting— Well, you said you fixed them. What's the suite of options that will be available to someone at Balgo in Western Australia for the use of the suite of things that you've fixed now? Secondly, what's been the cost of this working group in fixing the technical...”

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  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 83 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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