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Voting record (from They Vote For You)
How Tony Sheldon voted on key issues since 2006:
- Voted very strongly for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
- Has never voted on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
- Voted very strongly for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing marine conservation. votes
- Voted strongly for unconventional gas mining. votes
- Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
- Voted moderately for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
- Voted strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against live animal exports. votes
- Voted very strongly against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing surveillance powers. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing consumer protections. votes
- Voted very strongly against offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
- Voted moderately against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
- Committees: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee; Government Response to Report (18 Jun 2020)
“I rise to speak on the government's response to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee report, Aspects of road safety in Australia. I just want to go to a few issues. The report is an extremely important report, and it is disappointing that it has taken such a long time for a response. The transport industry—I'm talking particularly about trucking at this...”
- Motions: Truck Drivers (18 Jun 2020)
“At the request of Senators Sterle and Gallacher, I move: That the Senate— (a) notes that: (i) truck drivers across Australia are under pressure because of the squeeze on rates, (ii) pressure on truck drivers does not exist in isolation; it has real life consequences which can be catastrophic, (iii) truck driving is Australia's deadliest industry, with...”
- Regulations and Determinations: Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Amendment Rules (No. 2) 2020; Disallowance (17 Jun 2020)
“I thank the crossbench for the opportunity to speak to them. This isn't a situation of voting with Labor or voting with the Greens; this is a situation of voting with Darlene and Nellie and the thousands of people like them. So I implore all the crossbenchers to vote with Nellie and Darlene and thousands of others.”
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- Has spoken in 57 debates in the last year — 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") 51 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)