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Russell Trood, former Senator

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  • Former Liberal Party Senator for Queensland
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2005 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2011 — unknown

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Russell Trood voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted moderately against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted strongly for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted moderately against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. 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
  • Voted very strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted moderately for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted strongly against 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 very strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Has never voted on live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing beef import standards. 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
  • Voted strongly against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted very strongly for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing freedom of political communication. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: Carbon Pricing (23 Jun 2011)

“Mr President, I ask a further supplementary question. Is not the Prime Minister's greatest triumph in achieving community consensus her achievement in uniting the overwhelming majority of Australians in the belief that they no longer want her as Prime Minister?”

Questions without Notice: Carbon Pricing (23 Jun 2011)

“Flattery will usually get you everywhere, Minister, but perhaps not on this occasion. Mr President, I ask a supplementary question. Is the minister also aware of opinion polls that reveal that some 70 per cent of Australians are opposed to the government's so-called Malaysian solution? Does the government consider that it has also achieved community consensus on this issue by uniting the...”

Questions without Notice: Carbon Pricing (23 Jun 2011)

“My question is to the Minister representing the Prime Minister, Senator Evans. It is, indeed, a matter of contemporary importance to most Australians. I refer the minister to the Prime Minister's promises to seek community consensus on climate policy and to stop illegal immigration. Is the minister aware of recent opinion polls which show that 60 per cent of Australians are opposed to the...”

More of Russell Trood's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — below average amongst Senators.
  • 6 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 74 times in debates — well below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)