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Robert Simms, former Senator

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  • Former Australian Greens Senator for SA
  • Became a Senator on 22 September 2015 — unknown
  • Left Senate on 9 May 2016 — unknown

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Robert Simms voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted very strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Motions: Australian Christian Lobby (4 May 2016)

“I move: That the Senate— (a) acknowledges that the Australian Christian Lobby does not represent most Christians in this country and are nothing more than a fringe group; (b) condemns the Treasurer (Mr Morrison) for attending the Australian Christian Lobby National Conference on 23 April 2016; and (c) calls on the Prime Minister (Mr Turnbull) to reject the Australian Christian Lobby's...”

Motions: Australian Christian Lobby (4 May 2016)

“The motion I am moving today seeks to expose the Australian Christian Lobby for what they are: an extremist fringe organisation that does not represent the views of a majority of Christians in this country. Honourable senators interjecting— I hear members of the Liberal and Labor parties heckling me. Well, of course, they have been running a protection racket for the ACL for a very long...”

Bills: Social Services Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015; Second Reading (4 May 2016)

“I rise to speak on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015. Further to the comments made by my colleague Senator Siewert, I seek to look at the implications of what is being proposed here for students. In particular, I look at schedule 3 of this bill, which amends the determination of the full-time study requirement for a student to be eligible for...”

More of Robert Simms's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 47 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — below average amongst Senators.
  • 1 person is tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 44 times in debates — well below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)