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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
  • Voted very strongly against 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 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 moderately for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing funding for road infrastructure. 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 strongly for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Foreign Intelligence Legislation Amendment Bill 2021; Second Reading (26 Aug 2021)

“I rise to make a contribution on the Foreign Intelligence Legislation Amendment Bill 2021. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to do so on the legislation itself, as, when the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security tabled its report on the bill last night, I didn't have the opportunity to contribute, given the other disruptions to the program. I'm going to confine my...”

Questions without Notice: Afghanistan (25 Aug 2021)

“Can the minister update the Senate on the progress of operations to return evacuees to Australia?”

Questions without Notice: Afghanistan (25 Aug 2021)

“Can the minister update the Senate on the role of Al Minhad Air Base in this evacuation?”

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  • Has spoken in 25 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") 172 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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