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  • Australian Labor Party Senator for SA
  • Shadow Minister for Defence (Senate) (since 21 Aug 2018)
    Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (since 18 Oct 2013)
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2002 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Penny Wong voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted moderately for same sex marriage. votes
  • Has never voted on tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted moderately for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted moderately against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted moderately for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted moderately against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted strongly for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted moderately 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
  • Voted moderately against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted moderately against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted strongly for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted moderately for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Has never voted on re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted moderately for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted moderately for uranium export. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted strongly for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted very strongly for a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Has never voted on offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted moderately against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018; Third Reading (6 Dec 2018)

“I seek leave to make a short statement.”

Bills: Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018; Third Reading (6 Dec 2018)

“I understand the political reasons why Senator Di Natale needs to do this. I would make the point that the second reading amendment moved by Senator Cormann, which refers the bill and the amendments made by the Senate to the PJCIS for review by 3 April 2019, which he moved previously, in effect picks up the substance of the amendment he is now seeking to make a point of.”

Bills: Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018; Second Reading (6 Dec 2018)

“I will be guided by the chamber, but, just as a matter of courtesy, Senator Molan had the call and he deferred to me because I stood, and I thanked him for that. In those circumstances, I wonder if Senator Steele-John would mind if, as a member of the committee, Senator Molan was able to make a contribution. Obviously, it's in the hands of the chamber.”

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  • Has spoken in 148 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 10 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2099 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)