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Robert Ray, former Senator
Voting record (from They Vote For You)
How Robert Ray voted on key issues since 2006:
- Voted very strongly for same sex marriage. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
- Has never voted on government administered paid parental leave. votes
- Voted very strongly for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
- Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
- Voted very strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
- Voted moderately for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing marine conservation. votes
- Voted very strongly for restricting foreign ownership. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
- Voted moderately against privatising government assets. votes
- Voted very strongly for stem cell research. votes
- Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
- Voted strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing the age pension. votes
- Voted very strongly for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
- Voted moderately for increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
- Voted moderately for uranium export. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against increasing surveillance powers. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
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- Never rebels against their party.
Most recent appearances in parliament
- Committees: Agricultural and Related Industries Committee; State Government Financial Management Committee; Housing Affordability in Australia Committee; Establishment (14 Feb 2008)
“At the request of Senator Heffernan, I move:(1)That a select committee, to be known as the Select Committee on Agricultural and Related Industries be appointed to initially inquire into and report by 16 June 2008, on the following matter:The pricing and supply arrangements in the Australian and global chemical and fertiliser markets, the implications for Australian farmers of world chemical...”
- Condolences: Hon. Kim Edward Beazley, AC (12 Feb 2008)
“It was quite a moving funeral service for Kim Beazley, and I thought it was a testament to him that six former Labor leaders attended. I do not think I have seen a bigger gathering of former Labor leaders. I express from the Labor Party’s point of view, too, our appreciation to the many Liberal members of parliament who attended the funeral, right in the middle of a vigorous election...”
- Committees: Scrutiny of Bills Committee; Report (19 Sep 2007)
“I present the 10th report of 2007 of the Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills. I also lay on the table Scrutiny of Bills Alert Digest No. 12 of 2007, dated 19 September 2007. Ordered that the report be printed. I move: That the Senate take note of the report. In tabling the committee’s Alert Digest No. 12 of 2007 and the 10th report of 2007, I would like to advise the...”
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- Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
- People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
- 0 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 50 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)