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  • Former Australian Greens Senator for Victoria
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2011 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 26 August 2020 — Resigned

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Richard Di Natale voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently for same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted consistently for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted generally for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted generally against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted almost always against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted consistently for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted consistently against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted consistently against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted almost always for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted consistently against live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted generally for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against uranium export. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted consistently for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted consistently for a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted consistently against offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted consistently against storing all citizens' telecommunications data for access by government agencies. votes
  • Voted consistently for requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted generally against tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted generally against deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted generally for removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently against funding the national school chaplaincy program. votes
  • Voted consistently for landholders' right to say no to mining and gas exploration. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against building Australia’s new submarine fleet in South Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against giving apprentices access to a $20,000 loan. votes
  • Voted consistently for protecting whales within Australian waters. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing support for community radio and TV. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts. votes
  • Has never voted on charging postgraduate research students fees. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted consistently for greater public scrutiny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing transparency of the China-Australia relationship. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. votes
  • Voted consistently for requiring Parliamentary approval of military deployments. votes
  • Voted consistently for treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently against making Australians working overseas repay their student debts. votes
  • Voted consistently for letting environmental groups challenge the legality of certain government decisions. votes
  • Voted consistently against revoking citizenship of dual nationals involved with terrorism offences by the minister. votes
  • Voted consistently for restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently for creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Voted consistently for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. votes
  • Voted consistently for using natural resource wealth for the benefit of all Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently for Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Voted generally for protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted consistently for a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted generally for stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently for ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted consistently for protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted consistently for a Royal Commission into banking. votes
  • Voted consistently for the use of strong encryption technologies. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the foreign aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income. votes
  • Voted consistently for local community consultation on infrastructure projects. votes
  • Voted consistently for maintaining or increasing CSIRO funding. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing funding for legal aid. votes
  • Voted consistently for buffer zones around abortion clinics. votes
  • Voted consistently against putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on a temporary basis as a trial. votes
  • Voted consistently for a publicly accessible foreign ownership register for agricultural land. votes
  • Voted generally for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently for federal action on public housing. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently for ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently against imprisoning immigration detention workers who record or reveal information from their work. votes
  • Voted consistently for putting a time limit on immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently for ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently for protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted consistently for public transport. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the price of tobacco. votes
  • Voted consistently for a national redress scheme for institutional abuse survivors. votes
  • Voted consistently for strengthening gun control laws. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted consistently for protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Has never voted on a same-sex marriage plebiscite. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 19%. votes
  • Voted consistently against an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted consistently against Preventative Detention Orders (PDOs). votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the passenger movement charge ('PMC'). votes
  • Voted consistently for more scrutiny of the Australian Defence Force. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 15%. votes
  • Voted consistently against Continuing Detention Orders (CDOs). votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against a Free Trade Agreement with China. votes
  • Voted consistently for banning all investment in cluster munitions. votes
  • Voted consistently for changing the date of Australia Day. votes
  • Voted consistently for doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted almost always for getting rid of the Gold Travel Pass. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against changing the wording of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. votes
  • Voted generally against getting rid of Sunday and public holiday penalty rates. votes
  • Voted consistently against reducing the corporate tax rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Coalition's Youth Jobs PaTH. votes
  • Voted almost always against the Coalition's new schools funding policy ("Gonski 2.0"). votes
  • Voted consistently against technology neutral emission reduction targets. votes
  • Voted consistently for requiring every native title claimant to sign land use agreements. votes
  • Voted consistently against giving approval for mining in the Liverpool Plains. votes
  • Voted consistently for making sanitary items GST-free. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing access to medicinal cannabis products. votes
  • Voted consistently for a Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse against People with Disability. votes
  • Voted consistently for criminalising "revenge porn". votes
  • Voted consistently for closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently against maintaining or increasing defence spending. votes
  • Voted consistently against Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted consistently against drug testing welfare recipients. votes
  • Voted consistently for refugee family reunification. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising government services. votes
  • Voted consistently for a review of our representatives' eligibility. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted consistently for government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently against civil celebrants having the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for universal access to abortion services. votes
  • Voted consistently for expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the Newstart Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently for an inquiry into the Iraq War. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Paris Climate Agreement. votes
  • Voted consistently against making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising the ABC. votes
  • Voted almost always against targeting foreign interference in Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing penalties for breach of data. votes
  • Voted consistently against a declared area offence. votes
  • Voted consistently for legalising euthanasia. votes
  • Voted consistently for stopping former ministers from taking lobbying positions within five years. votes
  • Voted consistently for promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing legal protections for LGBTI people. votes
  • Voted consistently against nuclear energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against prioritising religious freedom. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently against a travel ban on people from certain countries. votes
  • Has never voted on MacMines' proposed China Stone coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted consistently against political interference in research funding. votes
  • Voted consistently for protecting Australian sovereignty in trade agreements. votes
  • Voted consistently for pill testing. votes
  • Voted consistently against legalising pepper spray. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for ending Governor-General allowances for serious misconduct. votes
  • Voted consistently for transgender rights. votes
  • Voted consistently for community right to say no to nuclear waste disposal sites. votes
  • Voted consistently against Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against reducing personal income tax. votes
  • Voted consistently for for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against Temporary Exclusion Orders. votes
  • Voted consistently for making the cashless debit card program voluntary. votes
  • Voted almost always for banning new thermal coal mines. votes
  • Voted consistently for reducing air pollution. votes
  • Voted consistently for investing in climate science. votes
  • Voted consistently for building community climate change resilience. votes
  • Voted consistently against offshore oil mining. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for vocational education. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing access to the JobKeeper Payment. votes
  • Has never voted on assisting the Arts sector through the coronavirus pandemic. votes
  • Voted consistently against mandatory minimum sentences for certain offences. votes
  • Voted consistently for paid parental leave equality for stay-at-home mums and dads. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing funding for public schools. votes
  • Voted consistently for a Royal Commission into Robodebt. votes
  • Voted consistently for extending Jobkeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted consistently for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice in parliament. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (25 Aug 2020)

“Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a functioning NBN right now! Perhaps I'll just reflect upon the disappointments of the past few decades. I do leave parliament hopeful that things will change; I do. Unlike the response to climate change, state and federal governments have ditched the partisanship and have been guided by evidence in responding to this pandemic. It's absolutely true, some...”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (25 Aug 2020)

“Let me begin by acknowledging the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation from whose land I am speaking today, the Ngunawal and Ngambri people on whose land our national parliament meets and the traditional owners of the lands from right across the country. Mr President, I hope you don't mind me saying that, after announcing my resignation—I'm going to share this with the rest of the...”

Motions: Medicare (18 Jun 2020)

“I move: That the Senate— (a) notes that:   (i) the telehealth Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items introduced during the COVID-19 crisis have provided many Australian patients with safe, continued access to healthcare from their homes when they might otherwise have forgone these consultations,   (ii) telehealth provides particular benefits for patients with...”

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  • Has spoken in 49 debates in the last year — below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 8 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
  • 16 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 610 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)