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Division Bill Shorten Supporters vote Division outcome

24th Mar 2014, 6:35 PM – Representatives Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014 — Consideration in Detail — Agree to the bill

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The majority voted in favour of a motion that the bill be agreed to, which ends the consideration and detail stage.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law here. ) That the House of Representatives can now decide on whether to read the bill a third time and therefore pass it in the House.

Background to the bill

In the 2013 election campaign, the Coalition said that it would be an infrastructure-focused government and committed to finding ways to encourage the private sector to become more involved in infrastructure financing. This bill reflects that commitment by amending the Nation Building Program (National Land Transport) Act 2009 ('the Act') to allow partnerships and non-corporate Commonwealth entities, such as public private partnerships, to be funded. The bill also renames the Act to the National Land Transport Act 2014 and continues the Roads to Recovery Programme after 30 June 2014, when it is currently scheduled to end.(Read more about the bill in the bills digest.)

absent Yes 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 Bill Shorten 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.