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Ron Boswell, former Senator

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  • Former National Party Senator for Queensland
  • Became a Senator on 5 March 1983 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2014 — unknown

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Ron Boswell voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted almost always against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Has never voted on tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted consistently against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted almost always for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted almost always against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted consistently against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted generally for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted consistently for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted generally against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted generally against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted generally for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted generally for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted generally for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted generally against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted generally for live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently against carbon farming. votes
  • Has never voted on decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Has never voted on re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted almost always for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted almost always for uranium export. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted almost always against an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted consistently for offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Has never voted on removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted generally for funding the national school chaplaincy program. votes
  • Voted generally against landholders' right to say no to mining and gas exploration. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against protecting whales within Australian waters. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted consistently against greater public scrutiny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. votes
  • Has never voted on requiring Parliamentary approval of military deployments. votes
  • Voted consistently against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted consistently against revoking citizenship of dual nationals involved with terrorism offences by the minister. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Has never voted on creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Has never voted on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. votes
  • Has never voted on using natural resource wealth for the benefit of all Australians. votes
  • Has never voted on protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted generally against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Has never voted on stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted generally against a review of parliamentary entitlements. votes
  • Has never voted on the use of strong encryption technologies. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing the foreign aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income. votes
  • Voted consistently for removing parallel import restrictions for books. votes
  • Voted generally against local community consultation on infrastructure projects. votes
  • Voted consistently against maintaining or increasing CSIRO funding. votes
  • Voted consistently for a publicly accessible foreign ownership register for agricultural land. votes
  • Voted generally against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted almost always for suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Has never voted on high speed rail on the east coast. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted generally against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Has never voted on putting a time limit on immigration detention. votes
  • Voted generally against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted consistently against public transport. votes
  • Voted consistently against strengthening gun control laws. votes
  • Voted almost always against protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Voted consistently for an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Has never voted on banning all investment in cluster munitions. votes
  • Voted consistently against closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted generally against equal treatment for all couples. votes
  • Has never voted on a citizenship test. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted almost always against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted almost always for turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the Newstart Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted almost always for making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently against promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted generally for Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against investing in climate science. votes
  • Voted almost always for implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes

Read about how the voting record is decided.

Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: Anzac Centenary (26 Jun 2014)

“Mr President, I ask a further supplementary question. Can the minister advise the Senate what the government is doing to ensure that tickets cannot be scalped or sold online?”

Questions without Notice: Anzac Centenary (26 Jun 2014)

“Mr President, I ask a supplementary question. Can the minister advise the Senate how many First World War widows will be attending the ceremony?”

Questions without Notice: Anzac Centenary (26 Jun 2014)

“My coach turns into a pumpkin on Monday, so this will be my last question! My question is to the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator Ronaldson. Can the minister advise the Senate how preparations for the dawn service at Gallipoli in 2015 are progressing? How many Australians will be at the dawn service on Anzac Day next year?”

More of Ron Boswell's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 23 debates in the last year — below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 5 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
  • 7 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 289 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)