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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Susan McDonald voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted very strongly against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted very strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Has never voted on regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted moderately for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly for live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted moderately against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Motions: Northern Australia (24 Jun 2021)

“I ask that general business notice of motion No. 1178 relating to affordable and accessible insurance in northern Australia be taken as formal.”

Bills: Water Legislation Amendment (Inspector-General of Water Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2021; Second Reading (23 Jun 2021)

“I'll just finish on this note. It is the exchange of good ideas, the exchange of different points of view, that gives us the best outcomes for Australians right across this country. It gives us the best results not just for the environment, but also for the very important people, Australians, who live in regional places.”

Bills: Water Legislation Amendment (Inspector-General of Water Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2021; Second Reading (23 Jun 2021)

“I also rise to speak on this bill, the Water Legislation Amendment (Inspector-General of Water Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2021, and these amendments. There is probably no other topic more important in Australia than water and water management. It doesn't matter whether it's in the Murray-Darling Basin or the north of Australia, water is the thing that we all have the most interest...”

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  • Has spoken in 31 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 1 person is tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever Susan McDonald speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 58 times in debates — well below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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