How Ed Husic voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should allow live animal export and place minimal restrictions on it

Division Ed Husic Supporters vote Division outcome

16th Aug 2012, 9:59 AM – Representatives Private Members' Business - Live Animal Exports - Condemn Minister's decision

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by Liberal MP Warren Entsch,(Read Mr Entsch's explanation of his motion and the associated debate here. ) which means it was rejected. This motion was:

That this House:

(1) notes the profound financial impact on graziers and associated businesses by the Government's decision to ban live cattle exports to Indonesia on 7 June 2011;(Learn more about the ban on live animal exports to Indonesia on Lateline. )

(2) acknowledges that due to Government maladministration:

(a) the criteria outline in the Business Assistance Payments program offered to affected graziers and businesses contained ambiguous wording and was confusing for applicants;(Read more about this assistance program here.)

(b) Centrelink staff who advised on applications for the Business Assistance Payments program offered inaccurate advice to eligible applicants; and

(c) applicants who met the criteria missed the deadline for the program because they were misinformed about their eligibility; and

(3) condemns the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry for:

(a) refusing to extend the Business Assistance Payments program to assist affected farmers and businesses who experienced financial losses as a direct result of the live export ban; and

(b) his poor handling of the issue, which has led to financial losses in the cattle industry.


absent Yes Not passed by a small majority

How "never voted" is worked out

Normally a person's votes count towards a score which is used to work out a simple phrase to summarise their position on a policy. However in this case Ed Husic was absent during all divisions for this policy. So, it's impossible to say anything concrete other than that they have "never voted" on this policy.