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Paul Calvert, former Senator

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  • Former Liberal Party Senator for Tasmania
  • Changed party from President on 14 Aug 2007; from Liberal Party on 19 Aug 2002
  • Became a Senator on 11 July 1987 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 29 August 2007 — Resigned

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Paul Calvert voted on key issues since 2006:

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

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: Fishing Industry (16 Aug 2007)

“My question is also to the Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Eric Abetz. It relates to Australia’s fishing and seafood sector. Will the minister update the Senate on what actions the Howard government has taken to ensure the long-term economical and environmental sustainability of this industry? What action has the Howard government taken to support the...”

Valedictory: (15 Aug 2007)

“Thank you, Mr President. May I add my congratulations to your elevation and may I also ask that you give me the same protection from the chair that you gave the previous speaker, just in case someone decides to interject. At the outset may I offer my congratulations to Senator Cormann for a very impressive first speech. I wish him well at the beginning of his career. It was his first speech,...”

Questions without Notice: Sports Facility Funding (14 Aug 2007)

“Order! The minister still has over three minutes to develop his answer, and I invite him to.”

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