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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 very strongly 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

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: Great Barrier Reef (27 Feb 2020)

“I move: That the Senate take note of the answer given by the Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann) to my question. While I was sitting here I was thinking to myself how good it would be to get this energy in the chamber that I've just witnessed in the last 25 minutes and to get senators to focus on the question that I asked today about the slow and tragic death of the Great Barrier Reef....”

Questions without Notice: Great Barrier Reef (27 Feb 2020)

“Minister, marine heatwaves are devastating not just the Great Barrier Reef but also the giant kelp forests off the east coast of Tasmania and seagrass beds in Shark Bay, Western Australia. We've seen mass fish kills around the Australian coastlines and around the world. Minister, given the impact of such a loss of habitat on marine life and our fisheries and fishing communities, how is this...”

Questions without Notice: Great Barrier Reef (27 Feb 2020)

“Given the minister mentioned that this is a World Heritage listed reef and that the biggest threat to the Barrier Reef is climate change—and I thank him for that acknowledgement—does he agree that when UNESCO meets in China in June they should consider the impacts of climate change on the values of the reef and whether the reef is in danger?”

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  • Has spoken in 75 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 4 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 653 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)