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Sam Dastyari, former Senator

Photo of Sam Dastyari
  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for NSW
  • Became a Senator on 21 August 2013 — unknown
  • Left Senate on 25 January 2018 — Resigned

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Sam Dastyari voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Has never voted on same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted moderately for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted moderately for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted very strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted moderately for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted strongly for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted moderately against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly against re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted moderately against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Has never voted on offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Statements: Dastyari, Senator Sam (30 Nov 2017)

“I thank the Senate for the opportunity to speak again on this matter. I note that only limited opportunity was provided to me to prepare this response. As I've previously stated, I became acquainted with Mr Huang Xiangmo as he was a prominent local Chinese community leader in Sydney. As the Senate will appreciate, there are over one million Chinese Australians. It is not uncommon for there to...”

Statements: Dastyari, Senator Sam (30 Nov 2017)

“by leave—I rise to make a short statement. Let me begin at the outset by saying that I have never had a briefing by any Australian security agency, ever. I have never passed on classified information and I have never been in the possession of any. As I have repeatedly said, if I was ever given any security advice from any agency, I would follow it to the letter. I want to be absolutely...”

Bills: Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017; In Committee (28 Nov 2017)

“Stop trying to be gender neutral.”

More of Sam Dastyari's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 77 debates in the last year — above 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") 247 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)