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  • Liberal Party Senator for Tasmania
  • Minister for Youth and Sport (since 29 May 2019)
    Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians (since 29 May 2019)
  • 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: Community Sport Infrastructure Grants Program (14 Nov 2019)

“When I get recommendations from my department or my agency, I will do what every minister does: I will consider those recommendations and then I will make an appropriate decision based on the advice that I receive. That's what ministers do. That's the privilege that a minister has in being sworn in as a minister of the Crown. So, when I receive advice from my agency, I will consider that...”

Questions without Notice: Community Sport Infrastructure Grants Program (14 Nov 2019)

“No, I can't confirm that. I'll have to take that on notice, Senator Farrell. But, as the delegate, the final responsibility for approval of each grant was Minister McKenzie's because she was the delegate under the guidelines of the program.”

Questions without Notice: Community Sport Infrastructure Grants Program (14 Nov 2019)

“I'm not sure who's got the comprehension problem here. I answered the question that I was asked by Senator Farrell. Every grant that was approved by Senator McKenzie under that program qualified under the guidelines of the program. That's what I said. Every single grant that was approved by Senator McKenzie under the program qualified under the guidelines of the program.”

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  • Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 488 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)