How Greg Hunt voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should introduce legislation to end illegal logging and prevent the importation of timber that has been illegally harvested.

Division Greg Hunt Supporters vote Division outcome

20th Aug 2012, 4:30 PM – Representatives Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011 - Consideration in Detail - Agree to the bill

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to agree to the bill, as it was amended in the House of Representatives.

Background of the bill

The bill will prohibit:

  • importing and selling all timber products that contain illegally logged timber; and
  • processing illegally harvested domestically grown raw logs.

It will also introduce due diligence requirements and require products that are legally logged to be accurately described before being put up for sale in Australia.

Read more about the bill in its bill summary.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

How "voted very strongly against" is worked out

The MP's votes count towards a weighted average where the most important votes get 50 points, less important votes get 10 points, and less important votes for which the MP was absent get 2 points. In important votes the MP gets awarded the full 50 points for voting the same as the policy, 0 points for voting against the policy, and 25 points for not voting. In less important votes, the MP gets 10 points for voting with the policy, 0 points for voting against, and 1 (out of 2) if absent.

Then, the number gets converted to a simple english language phrase based on the range of values it's within.

No of votes Points Out of
Most important votes (50 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 1 0 50
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 0 50

*Pressure of other work means MPs or Senators are not always available to vote – it does not always indicate they have abstained. Therefore, being absent on a less important vote makes a disproportionatly small difference.

Agreement score = MP's points / total points = 0 / 50 = 0.0%.

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