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Voting record (from They Vote For You)
How Wendy Askew voted on key issues since 2006:
- Voted very strongly against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
- Has never voted on 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 very strongly 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 very strongly 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
- Voted very strongly against 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
- Has never voted on 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 by Senators: Korean War: 70th Anniversary (17 Jun 2020)
“I rise today to acknowledge the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, which began on 25 June 1950 when North Korean forces invaded South Korea. Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force and Royal Australian Navy personnel fought to defend South Korea as part of the United Nations multinational force. The war ended on 27 July 1953, three years and one month, almost to the day, after it began,...”
- Adjournment: Tasmania: Queen's Birthday Honours (16 Jun 2020)
“This evening I would like to recognise and thank Tasmania's 12 2020 Queen's Birthday honourees. Each of them has made a significant contribution at the local, state or national level, and these efforts have been recognised by their peers through an award nomination. Upon announcing the Queen's Birthday honours recipients, Australia's Governor-General, the Hon. David Hurley, AC, said that the...”
- Questions without Notice: COVID-19: Partnerships for Recovery (12 Jun 2020)
“Can the minister update the Senate on Australia's engagement with Pacific women through the challenges of COVID-19?”
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- Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — below 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") 25 times in debates — well below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)