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Santo Santoro, former Senator

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  • Former Liberal Party Senator for Queensland
  • Became a Senator on 29 October 2002 — unknown
  • Left Senate on 11 April 2007 — Resigned

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Santo Santoro voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Has never voted on same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. 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 against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Has never voted on restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Has never voted on encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing surveillance powers. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Matters of Public Interest: Valedictory (28 Mar 2007)

“It goes with saying that, in commencing my final speech to the Senate today, I do so with some regrets. All politicians, either actual or aspiring, know Enoch Powell’s famous maxim about our inevitable end point. It will suffice to say that both the time and the manner of my parliamentary ending leave me with a sense of unfinished business. However, it is not my intention this afternoon...”

Adjournment: Ministerial Responsibility (20 Mar 2007)

“I stand here tonight with a heavy heart to address an institution that I hold most dear. By now, honourable senators are well aware of my transgressions of Senate reporting requirements which have led to my resignation from the Howard government’s ministry and which I am taking this first opportunity to confirm in the appropriate forum. Last Friday I corrected the Register of...”

Questions without Notice: Aged Care (1 Mar 2007)

“I thank Senator Adams for her question and again acknowledge her very strong interest in matters relating to ageing Australians and particularly the physical health and welfare of ageing Australians within our aged-care homes. There is no doubt that with Australia’s rapidly ageing population the aged-care industry will continue to require greater financial support from the Commonwealth....”

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