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  • Independent Senator for SA
  • Changed party from Centre Alliance on 10 Aug 2020; from Nick Xenophon Team on 10 Apr 2018
  • Became a Senator on 14 November 2017 — unknown
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Rex Patrick voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly for same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted strongly against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Has never voted on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted very strongly for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Has never voted on regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted moderately for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted moderately for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted strongly against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted moderately for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted strongly against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Business: Senate Temporary Orders (24 Jun 2021)

“I'll speak very briefly. I am disappointed that very little notice was given for this and I do point out that we are gagged, in this debate, in a sequence of events where we are also gagged on bills—71 bills in the 37 days that Senator Birmingham has been Leader of the Government in the Senate. All of this is eating away at democracy. I will point out, on the motion that has been moved,...”

Bills: Customs Amendment (Banning Goods Produced By Forced Labour) Bill 2021; First Reading (24 Jun 2021)

“I move: That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Customs Act 1901, and for related purposes. Question agreed to. I present the bill and move: That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time. Question agreed to. Bill read a first time.”

Bills: Customs Amendment (Banning Goods Produced By Forced Labour) Bill 2021; Second Reading (24 Jun 2021)

“I move: That this bill be now read a second time. I seek leave to table an explanatory memorandum relating to the bill. Leave granted. I seek leave to have the second reading speech incorporated in Hansard. Leave granted. The speech read as follows— The purpose of the Customs Amendment (Banning Goods Produced By Forced Labour) Bill 2021 is to ban absolutely the importation of goods...”

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Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 152 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 6 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever Rex Patrick speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 380 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

Register of Interests (What's this?)

Rex Patrick's latest interest statementPDFLast updated: 7 May 2021