How Terry Young voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should unify the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia so that they are one court to be known as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

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18th Feb 2021, 10:56 AM – Representatives Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 - Consideration of Senate Message - Agree with Senate amendments and so pass bills

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to agree with the Senate's proposed amendments. This means that the bills as amended have now been passed in both houses of Parliament and so will now become law.

What do the bills do?

The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 was introduced along with Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019. Together, the purpose of the bills is to combine the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia into a single Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. The effect of this is to abolish the Family Court as a stand-alone court.

Yes Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

1st Dec 2020, 5:17 PM – Representatives Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to pass the bill in the House of Representatives. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bill for a third time. The bill will now go to the Senate for their consideration.

What does the bill do?

The bill was introduced along with Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019. Together, the purpose of the bills is to combine the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia into a single Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. The effect of this is to abolish the Family Court as a stand-alone court.

Yes Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

1st Dec 2020, 5:14 PM – Representatives Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to agree with the main idea of the bill. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bill for a second time. They will now decide on whether to pass the bill in the House of Representatives.

What does the bill do?

The bill was introduced along with Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019. Together, the purpose of the bills is to combine the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia into a single Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. The effect of this is to abolish the Family Court as a stand-alone court.

Yes Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

1st Dec 2020, 5:07 PM – Representatives Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to pass the bill in the House of Representatives. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bill for a third time. The bill will now go to the Senate for their consideration.

What does the bill do?

The bill was introduced along with Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019. Together, the purpose of the bills is to combine the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia into a single Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. The effect of this is to abolish the Family Court as a stand-alone court.

Yes Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

1st Dec 2020, 5:05 PM – Representatives Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to agree with the main idea of the bill. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bill for a second time. They will now decide on whether to pass the bill in the House of Representatives.

What does the bill do?

The bill was introduced along with Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019. Together, the purpose of the bills is to combine the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia into a single Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. The effect of this is to abolish the Family Court as a stand-alone court.

Yes Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

How "voted very strongly 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 5 250 250
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 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 250 250

*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 = 250 / 250 = 100%.

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