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Ruth Webber, former Senator

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for WA
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2002 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2008 — unknown

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Ruth Webber voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly for same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted strongly against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted very strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted moderately for uranium export. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing freedom of political communication. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Valedictory: (26 Jun 2008)

“Absolutely.”

Valedictory: (26 Jun 2008)

“I am not sure how I feel about interrupting that interesting contribution by Senator Chapman—but that is not for me to comment on. When I first came into this place and made my first speech, I made it very clear that my belief was that the position I hold—until midnight, 30 June—belonged to the Western Australian branch of the Australian Labor Party. Not only does it belong...”

Valedictory: (26 Jun 2008)

“Perhaps his French is better, Senator Hutchins, after my tutorage! But this job is a very special job. It is a job where the public only really sees what happens in this particular room. I do not actually think they ever see what makes it special and what makes its unique contribution to Australian democracy. I was thinking of that today when Senator Brandis passed me a note. Some of the work...”

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