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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 very strongly 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

Adjournment: Aerial Firefighting (25 Feb 2021)

“On 2 December last year Australian bushfires were discussed as a matter of public importance in this chamber, with sovereign aerial firefighting as a focal point. Last week a response from Minister Littleproud was tabled here in the Senate. The letter included the statement: … before any decision or long-term commitment is made regarding particular aircraft in the fleet, ownership and...”

Documents: Department of Defence; Order for the Production of Documents (25 Feb 2021)

“I move: That the Senate— (a) notes that:   (i) a key role of the Senate is scrutiny of government expenditure,   (ii) in April 2020, Senator Patrick requested the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) prepare an aggregated annual expenditure forecast covering the Department of Defence's capital acquisitions over the future twenty year period,   (iii) the...”

Bills: Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2020; In Committee (25 Feb 2021)

“Minister, you're aware that I have an amendment that has been circulated. My understanding, from your summing-up, is that you intend to look at the issues that would remedy the concern that I have in my amendment.”

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  • Has spoken in 140 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 5 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever Rex Patrick speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 340 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

Register of Interests (What's this?)

Rex Patrick's latest interest statementPDFLast updated: 19 Jan 2021