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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Tony Sheldon voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Has never voted on a carbon price. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Has never voted on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted consistently for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted consistently against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted generally for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently against offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted generally against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted consistently for removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently against building Australia‚Äôs new submarine fleet in South Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing transparency of the China-Australia relationship. votes
  • Voted generally for treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently for revoking citizenship of dual nationals involved with terrorism offences by the minister. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently for creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Voted generally for protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted generally against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted generally for 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 for increasing the foreign aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally for suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently against federal action on public housing. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Has never voted on putting a time limit on immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently for ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted consistently for protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Has never voted on Preventative Detention Orders (PDOs). votes
  • Voted generally for Continuing Detention Orders (CDOs). votes
  • Voted generally for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Has never voted on a Free Trade Agreement with China. votes
  • Voted consistently for doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing access to medicinal cannabis products. votes
  • Voted consistently for closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently for Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising government services. votes
  • Voted almost always for government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently for universal access to abortion services. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing the Newstart Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Paris Climate Agreement. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes
  • Voted generally for making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently for targeting foreign interference in Australia. votes
  • Has never voted on a declared area offence. votes
  • Voted consistently for stopping former ministers from taking lobbying positions within five years. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing legal protections for LGBTI people. votes
  • Voted consistently against nuclear energy. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently against a combined Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for transgender rights. votes
  • Voted almost always for Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for reducing personal income tax. votes
  • Voted generally for for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently for Temporary Exclusion Orders. votes
  • Has never voted on making the cashless debit card program voluntary. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against banning new thermal coal mines. votes
  • Voted consistently against an independent NDIS assessment process. votes
  • Voted generally against building community climate change resilience. votes
  • Voted generally for offshore oil mining. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing funding for vocational education. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing access to the JobKeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted consistently for assisting the Arts sector through the coronavirus pandemic. votes
  • Voted consistently against mandatory minimum sentences for certain offences. votes
  • Voted consistently for paid parental leave equality for stay-at-home mums and dads. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing funding for public schools. votes
  • Voted consistently for a Royal Commission into Robodebt. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing state and territory environmental approval powers. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the cost of humanities degrees. votes
  • Voted almost always for the Murray Darling Basin Plan. votes
  • Voted consistently for assisting Australians trying to return from overseas. votes
  • Voted consistently for extending Jobkeeper Payment. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing protections for franchisees. votes
  • Voted consistently for an independent inquiry into Attorney-General Christian Porter. votes
  • Voted consistently for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice in parliament. votes
  • Voted almost always against implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing support for the Australian film and TV industry. votes
  • Voted almost always for building dedicated quarantine facilities (COVID-19). votes
  • Voted consistently for treating the COVID vaccine rollout as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing workplace protections for women. votes
  • Voted consistently against putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on an ongoing basis. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Committees: Job Security Select Committee; Report (30 Nov 2021)

“I present the third interim report of the Select Committee on Job Security on labour hire and contracting. I move: That the Senate take note of the report. Before I even had an opportunity to table this report in the Senate the Morrison government had already stated its position on labour hire. Last week in question time in the other place Mr Morrison's minister covering industrial relations...”

Matters of Urgency: COVID-19: Morrison Government (30 Nov 2021)

“It has been almost two years since COVID first hit Australia, and the government has failed to open up any new quarantine facilities. Mr Morrison has said it isn't a race—well, he's certainly tried to prove that! We have another new COVID strain and still no new federal quarantine facilities. Mr Morrison has been caught with his pants down yet again, but he has also pulled the...”

Statements: Agriculture Industry: Pacific Workers (30 Nov 2021)

“I rise to speak about Geoff and Jane Smith. Geoff is a Pentecostal pastor who has dedicated much of his life to supporting South Sea islanders who work on Central Queensland farms. Jane's grandparents came to Australia as victims of blackbirding, and a lot of the people they help are victims of very similar circumstances. Labour hire firms lure Pacific workers to Australia and shove them into...”

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  • Has spoken in 91 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 146 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

Register of Interests (What's this?)

Tony Sheldon's latest interest statementPDFLast updated: 28 Apr 2021