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  • Liberal Party Senator for Tasmania
  • Minister for Sport (since 22 Dec 2020)
    Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services (since 22 Dec 2020)
  • Became a Senator on 4 February 2002 — unknown
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Richard Colbeck voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted strongly against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted strongly for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted moderately against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted very strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Has never voted on recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted very strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted strongly against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted moderately for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted moderately against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted strongly for live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly against carbon farming. votes
  • Voted strongly for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly against re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly for an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted strongly against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted very strongly against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted very strongly for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: COVID-19: Aged Care (10 Dec 2020)

“This government has never pretended that everything was all well with the aged-care system. It was this government that called the royal commission into aged care. The interim report of the aged-care royal commission reflected on over 20 years, across a number of governments of both political persuasions, about the impact and the progression of the aged-care sector. It was this government...”

Questions without Notice: COVID-19: Aged Care (10 Dec 2020)

“I take my position in this extremely seriously. Quite frankly, none of this that we're dealing with is about me. The thing that is in my focus is that 1.2 million Australians are receiving care, whether that be CHSP home care, veterans care or residential aged care, as part of the service delivery provided by aged-care providers around the country. They are my focus. This is not about me. I...”

Questions without Notice: COVID-19: Aged Care (10 Dec 2020)

“Actually, Senator Polley's not correct with the number of people who've died as a result of COVID in aged care. The number is 693. Eight people who had been receiving home-care packages have also tragically passed away. To each one of those 693 families and their communities, I extend my sincerest condolences and the condolences of the government. It's a tragedy that we've had to suffer the...”

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  • Has spoken in 92 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 20 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever Richard Colbeck speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 620 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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