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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 moderately 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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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
- Statements: Queensland: COVID-19 (1 Sep 2021)
“[by video link] Queensland markets itself as the Sunshine State, but, for people holed up in quarantine hotels, 'sunshine' is just the light source they can see from behind their locked doors. Maybe under this Labor state government it's more appropriate to put 'State of Paralysis' or 'State of Confusion' on our numberplates. The Queensland government insists people must quarantine in hotels...”
- Bills: Willcox, Mr Andrew (30 Aug 2021)
“[by video link] I rise to congratulate Andrew Willcox on winning preselection for the federal seat of Dawson. This isn't so much a win for Mr Willcox as it is a win for Mackay, the Whitsundays, Burdekin and Townsville. In Mr Willcox the region will have another strong candidate following the retirement of the current member, George Christensen. They are both large men in stature, matched by...”
- Statements: Agriculture Visa (26 Aug 2021)
“[by video link] I rise to highlight the successful collaboration between the agricultural industry and the Morrison government to implement the new agriculture visa announced with much fanfare this week. This visa has been welcomed by every major agricultural body in the country, but for some reason Labor have still managed to criticise it. They don't understand agriculture and they only give...”
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- Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — 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") 63 times in debates — well below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)