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Steve Fielding, former Senator

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  • Former Family First Party Senator for Victoria
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2005 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2011 — unknown

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Steve Fielding voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted almost always for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently for 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 competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently against recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted consistently for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted consistently for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted consistently for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted consistently for live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Has never voted on encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for uranium export. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 consistently for offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted consistently for removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently for funding the national school chaplaincy program. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting whales within Australian waters. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Has never voted on revoking citizenship of dual nationals involved with terrorism offences by the minister. votes
  • Voted generally for restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently against creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Voted consistently for protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted consistently against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Has never voted on ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted almost always against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted generally for a review of parliamentary entitlements. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the foreign aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income. votes
  • Voted consistently for removing parallel import restrictions for books. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against local community consultation on infrastructure projects. votes
  • Voted almost always against maintaining or increasing CSIRO funding. votes
  • Voted consistently for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently for high speed rail on the east coast. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently for protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted generally for public transport. votes
  • Voted consistently for protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against banning all investment in cluster munitions. votes
  • Voted consistently against closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently against equal treatment for all couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for a citizenship test. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted generally against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted generally against making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently against promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently for Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against investing in climate science. votes
  • Voted generally for 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

Committees: Community Affairs References Committee; Report (23 Jun 2011)

“In the short two minutes that I have got, I would like to say that this inquiry, which looks into adverse health effects from living in close proximity to wind farms, was a very emotional inquiry. We heard from many, many residents who have been adversely impacted because they are living close to wind turbines. The emotional testimony was quite heart wrenching at times. People have even had...”

Committees: Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee; Reference (23 Jun 2011)

“I seek leave to make a short statement, Mr President.”

Committees: Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee; Reference (23 Jun 2011)

“This is a very personal issue for everyone in this chamber to look at. As someone who has been sexually abused—and I have declared that before, though that is not the issue here—I regard this as a serious matter that has been put forward again, and I have definitely been weighing it up very heavily. Since the notice of motion came through yesterday—I think it was four...”

More of Steve Fielding's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 6 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
  • 27 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 348 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)