Compare how Steve Martin and James Paterson voted on increasing freedom of political communication

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 increasing freedom of political communication” 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

25th Nov 2021, 4:04 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Regulations 2021 - Disallow

- absent Yes

28th Jun 2018, 6:25 PM – Senate National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018 - in Committee - Freedom of speech

No No Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for increasing freedom of political communication” 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

25th Jun 2018, 3:48 PM – Senate Motions - Charitable Organisations - Be wary of adverse impacts of foreign interference laws

No No Yes