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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How James Paterson voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly for same sex marriage. votes
  • Has never voted on tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Has never voted on a carbon price. votes
  • Voted 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 moderately for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted very strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. 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 strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. 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 moderately for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly 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 against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted moderately for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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Bills: Treasury Laws Amendment (Your Superannuation, Your Choice) Bill 2019; In Committee (18 Jun 2020)

“A point of order, Temporary Chair: Senator Whish-Wilson is misleading the chamber. I myself have many times participated in the committee stage of debates and asked questions of ministers, and I will continue to do so today. The TEMPORARY CHAIR: Thank you, Senator Paterson. Senator Whish-Wilson, the committee stage is open for all senators to come and ask questions.”

Bills: Treasury Laws Amendment (Your Superannuation, Your Choice) Bill 2019; In Committee (18 Jun 2020)

“I might.”

Bills: Treasury Laws Amendment (Your Superannuation, Your Choice) Bill 2019; In Committee (18 Jun 2020)

“I'm very pleased to have an opportunity to come down and participate in this committee stage of the debate, because I wasn't actually able to participate in the second reading stage of the debate. I have a number of thoughts I'd like to share with the chamber on this very important bill and perhaps a question or two that I'll ask the minister, given the opportunity. One of the things that...”

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — well 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") 152 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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