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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Sam McMahon voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted almost always against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted consistently against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Has never voted on regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted consistently for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted consistently for live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted generally against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently for offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted consistently against removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently against building Australia‚Äôs new submarine fleet in South Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted almost always against decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing transparency of the China-Australia relationship. votes
  • Voted consistently against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently for revoking citizenship of dual nationals involved with terrorism offences by the minister. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently against creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted almost always against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Has never voted on stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the foreign aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income. votes
  • Voted generally for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Has never voted on federal action on public housing. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently against putting a time limit on immigration detention. votes
  • Has never voted on ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Voted consistently for Preventative Detention Orders (PDOs). votes
  • Voted consistently for Continuing Detention Orders (CDOs). votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for a Free Trade Agreement with China. votes
  • Voted consistently against doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access to medicinal cannabis products. votes
  • Voted almost always against closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently for Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government services. votes
  • Voted consistently against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently against universal access to abortion services. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the Newstart Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Paris Climate Agreement. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes
  • Voted consistently for making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently against targeting foreign interference in Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently for a declared area offence. votes
  • Voted consistently against stopping former ministers from taking lobbying positions within five years. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing legal protections for LGBTI people. votes
  • Voted consistently for nuclear energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Has never voted on a combined Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Voted generally against transgender rights. votes
  • Voted consistently for Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for reducing personal income tax. votes
  • Voted consistently against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently for Temporary Exclusion Orders. votes
  • Voted consistently against making the cashless debit card program voluntary. votes
  • Voted almost always against banning new thermal coal mines. votes
  • Voted consistently for an independent NDIS assessment process. votes
  • Voted consistently against building community climate change resilience. votes
  • Voted almost always for offshore oil mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for vocational education. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing access to the JobKeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted generally against assisting the Arts sector through the coronavirus pandemic. votes
  • Voted consistently for mandatory minimum sentences for certain offences. votes
  • Voted consistently against paid parental leave equality for stay-at-home mums and dads. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for public schools. votes
  • Voted consistently against a Royal Commission into Robodebt. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing state and territory environmental approval powers. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the cost of humanities degrees. votes
  • Voted almost always against the Murray Darling Basin Plan. votes
  • Voted consistently against assisting Australians trying to return from overseas. votes
  • Voted consistently against extending Jobkeeper Payment. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing protections for franchisees. votes
  • Voted consistently against an independent inquiry into Attorney-General Christian Porter. votes
  • Voted consistently against a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice in parliament. votes
  • Has never voted on implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing support for the Australian film and TV industry. votes
  • Voted almost always against building dedicated quarantine facilities (COVID-19). votes
  • Voted almost always against treating the COVID vaccine rollout as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing workplace protections for women. votes
  • Voted consistently for putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on an ongoing basis. votes

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Bills: Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Bill 2019; Second Reading (30 Nov 2021)

“The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority is an important regulator. It regulates agricultural and veterinary chemicals, including medications. We all understand the importance of agriculture. It is vital to Australia—absolutely vital. It produces our food and our fibre, and not just for us but for exports. It is really important that Australia has access to the...”

Regulations and Determinations: Industry Research and Development (Beetaloo Cooperative Drilling Program) Instrument 2021; Disallowance (24 Nov 2021)

“I rise to speak on this disallowance motion. It's not the first time that this has been attempted. Yes, this government has committed $50 million in grants to advance the exploration of the Beetaloo basin, which we think and we hope will be extremely productive. Why have we done this? This government gives grants to a lot of different industries that we think are going to be valuable for the...”

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: Violence (24 Nov 2021)

“I rise to respond to Senators Kitching and Ciccone taking note of answers from Senator Birmingham to questions asked by Senator Wong. I might be paraphrasing Senator Wong a little bit, but basically her question was why we as a government did not oppose the motion that was put up. The fact is that there was no motion put. So we didn't not oppose, and we didn't vote against—there was no...”

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  • Has spoken in 38 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 47 times in debates — well below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

Register of Interests (What's this?)

Sam McMahon's latest interest statementPDFLast updated: 23 Mar 2021