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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

Ministerial Statements: Budget (13 May 2021)

“I'm incredibly pleased to speak today on the budget, focusing particularly on the regional Australia element. This would have to be a period of enormous opportunity and growth for the regions in Australia. Despite the incredible impacts of COVID-19, it has been the regions that have continued to power this country. I particularly think of all the workforce in mining camps and agricultural...”

Bills: Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Amendment (Extension and Other Measures) Bill 2021; Second Reading (12 May 2021)

“I rise to speak to the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Amendment (Extension and Other Measures) Bill 2021. It's interesting. I have come to this place specifically to support legislation and actions such as this. It is the comments of both the opposition and the Greens that provide resolve and steel in my heart as to why this was the right decision—the fantastical description...”

Bills: Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2020-2021, Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2020-2021; Second Reading (12 May 2021)

“I rise to speak on Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2020-2021 and Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2020-2021. I cannot begin to tell you how proud I am to be a part of a government that continues to deliver for regional, rural and remote Australia. It is in these parts of the country that we grow food and fibre, and mine the resources that build schools, hospitals, roads and inner-city places. Most...”

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  • Has spoken in 26 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") 53 times in debates — well below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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