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Stephen Conroy, former Senator

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for Victoria
  • Became a Senator on 30 April 1996 — unknown
  • Left Senate on 30 September 2016 — Resigned

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Stephen Conroy voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted generally against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Has never voted on tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted generally for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted generally for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted almost always for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted almost always against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted consistently against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted generally for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted generally for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted generally for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Has never voted on privatising government assets. votes
  • Has never voted on stem cell research. votes
  • Voted generally against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted generally for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted almost always for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted generally for live animal export. votes
  • Voted generally for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against uranium export. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted consistently for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Has never voted on offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted generally for storing all citizens' telecommunications data for access by government agencies. votes
  • Voted generally against requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Has never voted on deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted almost always for removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Has never voted on funding the national school chaplaincy program. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against landholders' right to say no to mining and gas exploration. votes
  • Voted almost always for building Australia’s new submarine fleet in South Australia. votes
  • Has never voted on giving apprentices access to a $20,000 loan. votes
  • Has never voted on protecting whales within Australian waters. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing support for community radio and TV. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts. votes
  • Has never voted on charging postgraduate research students fees. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted almost always for greater public scrutiny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. votes
  • Has never voted on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring Parliamentary approval of military deployments. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Has never voted on making Australians working overseas repay their student debts. votes
  • Voted generally for letting environmental groups challenge the legality of certain government decisions. votes
  • Voted consistently for revoking citizenship of dual nationals involved with terrorism offences by the minister. votes
  • Has never voted on restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted generally against creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Has never voted on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against using natural resource wealth for the benefit of all Australians. votes
  • Voted generally against Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Has never voted on a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted generally for stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted generally for ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted generally for a Royal Commission into banking. votes
  • Voted generally against a review of parliamentary entitlements. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against the use of strong encryption technologies. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the foreign aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income. votes
  • Has never voted on removing parallel import restrictions for books. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against local community consultation on infrastructure projects. votes
  • Voted generally for maintaining or increasing CSIRO funding. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for legal aid. votes
  • Voted consistently for buffer zones around abortion clinics. votes
  • Has never voted on putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on a temporary basis as a trial. votes
  • Voted consistently against a publicly accessible foreign ownership register for agricultural land. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Has never voted on high speed rail on the east coast. votes
  • Voted almost always against federal action on public housing. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted generally against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Has never voted on imprisoning immigration detention workers who record or reveal information from their work. votes
  • Voted generally against putting a time limit on immigration detention. votes
  • Voted generally against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against public transport. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the price of tobacco. votes
  • Has never voted on a national redress scheme for institutional abuse survivors. votes
  • Has never voted on strengthening gun control laws. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted almost always for protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Voted consistently against an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Has never voted on Preventative Detention Orders (PDOs). votes
  • Voted consistently against more scrutiny of the Australian Defence Force. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Has never voted on a Free Trade Agreement with China. votes
  • Has never voted on banning all investment in cluster munitions. votes
  • Voted consistently for getting rid of Sunday and public holiday penalty rates. votes
  • Voted generally for giving approval for mining in the Liverpool Plains. votes
  • Has never voted on closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted generally for Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted generally for equal treatment for all couples. votes
  • Has never voted on refugee family reunification. votes
  • Has never voted on a citizenship test. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently against turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing the Newstart Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Has never voted on a declared area offence. votes
  • Voted consistently for promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted consistently against nuclear energy. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing political transparency. votes
  • Has never voted on protecting Australian sovereignty in trade agreements. votes
  • Has never voted on community right to say no to nuclear waste disposal sites. votes
  • Voted generally against Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Has never voted on reducing air pollution. votes
  • Voted consistently against investing in climate science. votes
  • Has never voted on offshore oil mining. votes
  • Voted generally against implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes

Read about how the voting record is decided.

Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016; Second Reading (15 Sep 2016)

“Could I take this opportunity to thank and congratulate Senator Cormann for his constructive approach to resolving some of the difficult issues. Both sides were involved in a little bit of give and take but the approach taken by Senator Cormann speaks volumes for him. As it is very late, I seek leave to table the rest of my contribution so we can move on. Leave granted. The speech read as...”

Matters of Public Importance: Donations to Political Parties (13 Sep 2016)

“I rise to speak on this matter of public importance, and I welcome a discussion on political donation reform and how we can best protect our vital democratic traditions. Labor has a proven track record when it comes to donation reform and has tried to legislate on multiple occasions to reform the political donation system, and there is the great irony of this issue. Here today we have the...”

Matters of Public Importance: Donations to Political Parties (13 Sep 2016)

“Sorry; my apologies, Mr Acting Deputy President—through you: Senator Lambie, it would be lovely to have a sugar daddy like this, wouldn't it? They stand condemned by their own actions and deeds. And, Senator Rhiannon, I have not seen you stand up and say, 'Let's not accept a donation of over $1,000 from an individual.' I have not seen you stand up and say that. 'Developers? Yeah, that's...”

More of Stephen Conroy's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 65 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 25 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
  • 79 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1149 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)