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  • Liberal Party Senator for SA
  • Minister for Trade (since 26 Aug 2018)
    Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate (since 26 Aug 2018)
  • Became a Senator on 3 May 2007 — unknown
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Simon Birmingham voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted a mixture of for and against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted moderately against tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted moderately 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 moderately against 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 for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted moderately for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted moderately for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted strongly for live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly against carbon farming. votes
  • Voted moderately for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly against re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted moderately for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly for an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted moderately 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 very strongly against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted very strongly against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted moderately for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (3 Apr 2019)

“I rise on behalf of the government to pay tribute to Senators Scullion, Moore and Cameron for their service in the Australian Senate and to the Australian people. You hear sometimes, when people reflect upon politics, that they believe that politics and service in this place changes people. Of course, in some ways it has to—it has to change us in terms of enhancing our outlook,...”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (3 Apr 2019)

“That is too rich an invitation, Senator Fifield—far too rich an invitation for me! And particularly because I was going to observe that, on those rare occasions of certain free votes and deliberations on issues of values in this place, where sometimes I find myself voting against quite a number of my colleagues on some of those issues, Nige, you were frequently one of the ones I'd find...”

Condolences: McIntosh, Mr Gordon Douglas (2 Apr 2019)

“I move: That the Senate records its deep sorrow at the death on 10 March 2019 of Mr Gordon McIntosh, a former senator for Western Australia, and places on record its gratitude for his distinguished services to the parliament and extends its profound sympathies to its family in their bereavement. A dedicated parliamentarian who supported an unapologetic commitment to humanitarian principles,...”

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  • Has spoken in 74 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 8 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
  • 13 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever Simon Birmingham speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1148 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)