How David Bradbury voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should increase funding for university education

Division David Bradbury Supporters vote Division outcome

20th Jun 2013, 1:31 PM – Representatives Private Members' Business - University Funding - Reverse decision to cut univeristy funding

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by Greens MP Adam Bandt, which means that it was unsuccessful. The motion was:

That this House:

(1) condemns the Government's $2.3 billion cuts to university funding and student support; and(Learn more about thee cuts on ABC's Lateline here. )

(2) calls on the Government to reverse the decision.(Read Mr Bandt's explanation of the motion here.)

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No Yes Not passed by a large 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 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
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: 0 10

*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 / 10 = 0.0%.

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