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Voting record (from They Vote For You)
How Susan McDonald voted on key issues since 2006:
- 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 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 very strongly against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing surveillance powers. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and 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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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
- Ministerial Statements: National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework (10 Dec 2020)
“I rise to take note of the report from the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management on the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework. I appreciate that the chamber is tired and wants to move on as quickly as possible, but I could not sit and let the comments by Senator Watt pass unnoticed. It is a tragedy for those of us who live in the part of the country where we see a...”
- Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: COVID-19: Aged Care, Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (1 Dec 2020)
“I find it extraordinary that I'm going to respond to the matters raised in this take note of answers motion raised by the Labor Party, who, once again, are acting as if the actions of this government were taken with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, as if the situation had been completely predictable, as if this wasn't the greatest pandemic that had hit the world in the past 100 years. With a...”
- Questions without Notice: Defence Facilities: Greenvale Training Area (1 Dec 2020)
“How does the development of this training area benefit the ADF and our key bilateral relationship with Singapore?”
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- Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
- People have made 1 comment on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 39 times in debates — well below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)