How Steve Georganas voted compared to someone who believes that Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senators should vote against all motions that stop an MP or Senator from speaking (that is, motions that the MP or Senator 'be no longer heard')

Division Steve Georganas Supporters vote Division outcome

5th Jun 2013, 3:17 PM – Representatives Motions - National Security - That the member be no longer heard

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by Labor MP Anthony Albanese. The motion was: "That the member be no longer heard" and referred to Liberal MP Michael Keenan.

This sort of motion cuts debate short and is known as a ‘closure of Member’.(See this infosheet for more information on these types of motions. )

Background to the motion

Mr Albanese introduced this 'closure of Member' motion after Mr Keenan moved a motion in respect to "the placing of a convicted Egyptian jihadist terrorist in a low security family detention facility in the Adelaide Hills".(Read more about this incident on ABC News here.)

Yes No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

29th Nov 2012, 9:30 AM – Representatives Private Members' Business - Migration Amendment (Reinstatement of Temporary Protection Visas) Bill 2012 - Stop MP from speaking

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The majority voted against a motion to stop Liberal MP Scott Morrison from speaking, which means he can keep talking.

Yes No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

23rd Aug 2012, 9:06 AM – Representatives Motions - Asylum Seekers - Stop Scott Morrison from speaking

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Motion text

That the member be no longer heard.

Yes No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

13th Oct 2011 – Representatives Matters of Public Importance - Carbon Pricing - That the member no longer be heard

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This division relates to the Policy For a carbon price.

The majority voted against a motion that Labor MP Ed Husic be no longer heard.

MP Husic was just beginning his contribution to a discussion on carbon pricing(You can read more about carbon pricing in Australia here. ) as a matter of public importance when Liberal MP Christopher Pyne moved the motion.(You can read the whole debate here.)

Following this division, the Speaker moved that the House be adjourned.

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No No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

7th Jul 2011 – Representatives Business - Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders - That the member be no longer heard

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The majority voted against a motion "That the member (Labor MP Anthony Albanese) be no longer heard." The motion was introduced by Liberal MP Christopher Pyne and was put during the debate about a motion dealing with the carbon price.(See that debate here. )

One member, Nationals MP Tony Crook, rebelled and crossed the floor to vote 'no' with the Government.(Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our FAQ section.)

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No No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

21st Jun 2011 – Representatives Motions - Carbon Pricing - That the member be no longer heard

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by Liberal MP Christopher Pyne. This means that it was rejected. The motion was "That the member be no longer heard" and was put in relation to Labor MP Anthony Albanese.

One member, Nationals MP Tony Crook, rebelled against his party and crossed the floor to vote 'no' with the Government.(Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our FAQ Section.)

No No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

22nd Feb 2011, 4:03 PM – Representatives Economy - Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders - That the member be no longer heard

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by Liberal MP Christopher Pyne. The motion was that Labor MP Anthony Albanese be no longer heard. Since it was unsuccessful, Mr Albanese could continue to contribute to the debate.(Read the debate, including Mr Albanese's full contribution, here. )

This type of motion is known as a 'closure of Member' and, if passed, prevents the Member from finishing their speech.(Read more about these motions here. )

One member, Nationals MP Tony Crook, rebelled and crossed the floor to vote 'no' with the Government.(Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our FAQ Section.)

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No No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

28th Oct 2010, 2:55 PM – Representatives Questions without Notice - Electricity Prices - That the member be no longer heard

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by Liberal MP Christopher Pyne. The motion was that Prime Minister Julia Gillard be no longer heard. Since it was unsuccessful, Ms Gillard could continue to speak on the subject of electricity prices.(Read Ms Gillard's full contribution here. )

This type of motion is known as a 'closure of Member' and, if passed, prevents the Member from finishing their speech.(Read more about these motions here. )

One member, Nationals MP Tony Crook, rebelled and crossed the floor to vote 'no' with the Government.(Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our FAQ Section.)

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No No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

19th Mar 2008, 9:16 AM – Representatives Motions — Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008 — That the member be no longer heard

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The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by Labor MP Anthony Albanese. The motion was: "That the member be no longer heard" and referred to Liberal MP Judi Moylan.

This sort of motion cuts debate short and is known as a ‘closure of Member’.(See this infosheet for more information on these types of motions.) Passing this motion means that Ms Moylan can no longer speak.

Background to the motion

The motion was put after Ms Moylan seconded a motion put by Liberal MP Petro Georgiou related to the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008. That bill provides for the appointment of an independent person to review the operation, effectiveness and implications of laws relating to terrorism.

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Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

19th Mar 2008, 9:07 AM – Representatives Motions - Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008 - That the member be no longer heard

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The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by Labor MP Anthony Albanese. The motion was: "That the member be no longer heard" and referred to Liberal MP Petro Georgiou.

This sort of motion cuts debate short and is known as a ‘closure of Member’.(See this infosheet for more information on these types of motions.) Passing this motion means that Mr Georgiou can no longer speak.

Background to the motion

The motion was put after Mr Georgiou put a motion related to the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008. That bill provides for the appointment of an independent person to review the operation, effectiveness and implications of laws relating to terrorism.

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Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

How "voted moderately for" 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 57 2850 2850
MP voted against policy 13 0 650
MP absent 4 100 200
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 1 0 10
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 2950 3710

*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 = 2950 / 3710 = 80%.

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