Compare how Steve Martin and James Paterson voted on targeting foreign interference in Australia

Now this is where it gets a bit tricky… Two people might vote the same way on votes they both attended, so their votes are 100% in agreement. They might also have voted in a way we’d describe differently when looking at all of one person's votes. If the other person didn’t or couldn’t have attended those votes we leave those out of the comparison. Because that just wouldn’t be fair now, would it?

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for targeting foreign interference in Australia” which either Steve Martin or James Paterson could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Steve Martin and James Paterson on this policy. Where a person could not have attended a division because they were not a member of parliament at the time (or in the wrong house) it is marked as "-".

Division Steve Martin James Paterson Supporters vote

28th Jun 2018, 7:22 PM – Senate Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2018 and another - Third Reading - Pass the bills

Yes Yes Yes

28th Jun 2018, 10:21 AM – Senate National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018 and another - Second Reading - Agree with bills' main idea

Yes Yes Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for targeting foreign interference in Australia” which either Steve Martin or James Paterson could have attended. Where a person could not have attended a division because they were not a member of parliament at the time (or in the wrong house) it is marked as "-".

Division Steve Martin James Paterson Supporters vote

4th Dec 2019, 4:09 PM – Senate Committees - Economics References Committee - Reference

- No Yes

15th Aug 2018, 4:01 PM – Senate Motions - Confucius Institute - Foreign influence

No No Yes

28th Jun 2018, 6:20 PM – Senate National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018 - in Committee - Support the new offence of sabotage

Yes Yes Yes

27th Jun 2018, 9:51 AM – Senate National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2017 and another - First Reading - Consider bills together

absent Yes Yes

14th Jun 2017, 4:26 PM – Senate Motions - Influence of Foreign Agents - Royal Commission

- No Yes