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Ross Lightfoot, former Senator

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  • Former Liberal Party Senator for WA
  • Became a Senator on 19 May 1997 — unknown
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2008 — retired

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Ross Lightfoot voted on key issues since 2006:

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

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: Kurdistan (26 Jun 2008)

“My question, the last question I will ask in this chamber, with some sadness, is addressed to Senator Faulkner, the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Given that the nations of the United Kingdom, France, Germany and many others all recognise Kurdistan as a separate entity within Iraq and have official representation in Australia, can the minister clarify for the Senate...”

Questions without Notice: Kurdistan (26 Jun 2008)

“I thank the Special Minister of State for undertaking to take that question on notice. I ask that the Special Minister of State also take my supplementary question on notice if that is the case. One of the department’s reasons for this dire travel warning is that there is inter alia a severe threat of avian influenza. Why is this considered a grave threat for travellers when the last...”

Questions without Notice: Workplace Relations (19 Jun 2008)

“My question is directed to the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Senator Wong. I refer the minister to section 13 of Labor’s National Employment Standards and the current confusion as to whether there is any recourse for employees who believe their employer has ‘unreasonably’ refused a request for more flexible hours or an extension...”

More of Ross Lightfoot's recent appearances

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