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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 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 moderately 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 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 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 References Committee; Government Response to Report (2 Sep 2021)

“[by video link] Yes, I'd like to take note of this very important report, and I know that you personally, Acting Deputy President O'Neill, were involved in this inquiry. The Greens initiated this inquiry in late 2019. Foreign investment in this country is a significant matter of public interest. Everywhere I go in my state of Tasmania, I've got someone in my ear complaining about foreign...”

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: COVID-19: Hospitals (2 Sep 2021)

“[by video link] Deputy President, I was going to seek the call to take note of responses to questions from Senator Hanson-Young.”

Statements: Member for Hughes (31 Aug 2021)

“[by video link] If you are one of the millions of Australians yesterday who received a spam text from the United Australia Party, from Clive Palmer, you're not alone. I got one yesterday too. It's bloody annoying. I wanted to raise this issue today in the Senate because, while it's not surprising that Australia's billionaire buffoon is again carpet-bombing this country with his millions of...”

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  • Has spoken in 71 debates in the last year — average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 8 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
  • 7 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") 753 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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