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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 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 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
  • Has never voted on 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

Adjournment: Watson, Mr Samuel William (3 Dec 2019)

“I rise tonight to record the passing of Mr Sam Watson, an Aboriginal man from Brisbane of the Munnenjari and Biri Gubba Juru nations. He died in a Brisbane hospital last Wednesday after a short illness. He was just 67 and I extend my deepest sympathy to his family and to his relations. Mr Watson was a rebel with many causes, proud to call himself an activist. He was a leader who never shrank...”

Motions: Northern Australia (28 Nov 2019)

“I'll be brief. I sit on two committees in relation to northern Australia. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who clearly understands this government's agenda for northern Australia. Others have noted, rightly, that Australians are struggling with an economy that's growing at its slowest pace in decades, and this government is not doing anything about it to help. I want to talk briefly about...”

Bills: Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019; Second Reading (27 Nov 2019)

“I rise to oppose the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019. This bill is fundamentally an ideological attack on the whole of the trade union movement. It reeks of spite and vengeance. It is the work of a government that has no interest in upholding good public policy and one that has always nursed a visceral hatred of trade unions; a government that is...”

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  • Has spoken in 12 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") 61 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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