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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

Bills: Archives and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021; Second Reading (18 Mar 2021)

“I will make a very short contribution to this bill, the Archives and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021. There are a couple of things I would like to say in relation to the drafting. The drafting is such that I don't think it would give any FOI officer the choice to do what Senator Waters is asking, because you can't just choose how you wish to interpret the act. But one resolution may...”

Motions: Murray-Darling Basin (18 Mar 2021)

“I ask that my opposition to general business notice of motion No. 1080 be recorded.”

Motions: Veterans: Suicide (18 Mar 2021)

“Before moving general business notice of motion No. 1071, I wish to inform the chamber that Senator Ciccone will also sponsor the motion. I, and also on behalf of Senators Lambie, Steele-John, Griff, Wong, Kitching, Hanson and Ciccone, move: (1) That the Senate— (a) notes that Australian Defence Force personnel have a suicide rate of less than half that of the wider Australian community...”

More of Rex Patrick's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 151 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") 350 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

Register of Interests (What's this?)

Rex Patrick's latest interest statementPDFLast updated: 4 May 2021