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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 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 very strongly 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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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: Budget, Economy (3 Apr 2019)

“The budget is back in black and Australia is back on track. Are there 12 more beautiful words in the English language than those? If there are, I haven't heard them. I am so proud to be speaking this afternoon on Treasurer Josh Frydenberg's first and outstanding budget—the first of many Frydenberg budgets, I hope. It's a remarkable budget because it does return the budget to surplus,...”

Questions without Notice: Small Business (2 Apr 2019)

“Minister, how can Australians avoid these risks to our nation's 3.3 million small and family businesses?”

Questions without Notice: Small Business (2 Apr 2019)

“Is the minister aware of any risks to the success of our nation's small-business sector?”

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  • Has spoken in 31 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") 131 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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