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Steve Hutchins, former Senator

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for NSW
  • Became a Senator on 14 October 1998 — unknown
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2011 — unknown

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Steve Hutchins voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted almost always against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted generally for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted generally against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted almost always against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted consistently for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing marine conservation. 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
  • Voted almost always against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted consistently against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted generally for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted generally 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 consistently against live animal export. votes
  • Voted generally for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted consistently for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted generally for uranium export. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Has never voted on 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
  • Has never voted on requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted consistently against removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently against funding the national school chaplaincy program. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting whales within Australian waters. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted consistently against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted consistently for 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 against stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted consistently against a review of parliamentary entitlements. votes
  • Voted consistently 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
  • 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 generally against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently against high speed rail on the east coast. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted consistently against public transport. votes
  • Voted consistently for protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 a mixture of for and against equal treatment for all couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for a citizenship test. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently against making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently for promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing political transparency. votes
  • Has never voted on Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Has never voted on investing in climate science. votes
  • Voted almost always for implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictories (22 Jun 2011)

“I gave it back.”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictories (22 Jun 2011)

“Just in New South Wales.”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictories (22 Jun 2011)

“Cleaver Elliott, the then Deputy Clerk of the Senate, when asked what is a senator's most important speech, said, 'It is the last, not the first, as it is a chance to speak to the future.' My last speech is to be just that, a record outlining some of the decisions and experiences that are most memorable from my time in the Senate. I hope that, both for my family, who are here today, and for...”

More of Steve Hutchins'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 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — below average amongst Senators.
  • 2 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 135 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)