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Rod Kemp, former Senator

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  • Former Liberal Party Senator for Victoria
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 1990 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2008 — retired

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Rod Kemp voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly against recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Has never voted on restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against 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 moderately against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted very strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Has never voted on encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing freedom of political communication. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Election Commitments: Return to Order (26 Jun 2008)

“One hundred million dollars. I have a list here which I think establishes the point I have made. I seek leave to have this incorporated in Hansard. I have shown the list to the Labor Party.”

Election Commitments: Return to Order (26 Jun 2008)

“This is again totally in line with the policy of trying to hide these grants.”

Election Commitments: Return to Order (26 Jun 2008)

“I rise to speak on the motion that was moved by Senator Bernardi. This is an extraordinary story, I have to say. There is an issue that has emerged. Prior to the election—in fact, for the 12 to 18 months prior to the election—Lindsay Tanner and Mr Albanese spent a great deal of time criticising the Howard government for our pre-election commitments, and some very unkind comments...”

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