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  • Australian Labor Party Senator for WA
  • 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 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 moderately for 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 moderately against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted moderately against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing availability of welfare payments. 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 strongly for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Has never voted on 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 Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Bill 2020; Second Reading (25 Feb 2020)

“I rise to speak on the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Bill 2020. While Labor supports this bill, we are seriously concerned about the government's ability to implement these changes properly. The bill will change the way income is reported to Centrelink. Its aim is to improve the accuracy of income reporting. It will remove...”

Ministerial Statements: Closing the Gap (12 Feb 2020)

“Here we are again, in another new parliamentary year, with another recital of policy failure, another appeal to cop it sweet and be patient. For more than a decade now, there has been this 'Groundhog Day' ritual whereby members from this chamber troop over to the other place, there to be told that most of the targets for closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples continue...”

Questions without Notice: Closing the Gap (12 Feb 2020)

“If the government has ruled out enshrining a voice to parliament in the Constitution, what form of constitutional change is the government proposing?”

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  • Has spoken in 16 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") 66 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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