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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Peter Whish-Wilson voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly for same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted very strongly for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted very strongly against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted very strongly for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted moderately against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted very strongly against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted very strongly against the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted moderately for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly against uranium export. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly for a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted very strongly against offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Committees: Economics Legislation Committee; Report (18 Jun 2020)

“The Greens would also like to make a brief comment on the issue being discussed. I was on the inquiry into whistleblowing protections, and I believe that both houses of parliament put in place substantial reform. I have followed Mr Doyle's case very closely over the years. I wanted to add my support to a resolution of this issue and to protecting whistleblowers and thank the committee for...”

Bills: Treasury Laws Amendment (Your Superannuation, Your Choice) Bill 2019; In Committee (18 Jun 2020)

“This is something I haven't seen before in the Australian Senate: coalition senators coming in and asking questions to a minister during a committee stage—some scrutiny! This is really, really unusual. Let everybody behold what is occurring here.”

Bills: Treasury Laws Amendment (Your Superannuation, Your Choice) Bill 2019; In Committee (18 Jun 2020)

“That was a very spurious point of order, may I say, Temporary Chair. Nevertheless, can I just put everyone out of their misery and move: That the question be now put.”

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  • Has spoken in 77 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 5 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
  • 6 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever Peter Whish-Wilson speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 678 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)