How Rebekha Sharkie voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should make it harder for individuals and corporations to avoid or aggressively minimise their Australian tax obligations and take part in international efforts to keep track of these individuals and corporations by sharing income and asset information

Division Rebekha Sharkie Supporters vote Division outcome

18th Jun 2020, 10:51 AM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 2) Bill 2020 - Consideration of Senate Message - Disagree with Senate amendments

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The majority voted in favour of disagreeing with Senate amendments, which means that the bill cannot become law.

No No Passed by a small majority

17th Jun 2020, 4:53 PM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 2) Bill 2020 - Consideration of Senate Message - Disagree with Senate amendments

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The majority voted in favour of disagreeing with Senate amendments, which means that the bill will go back to the Senate where our senators will decide whether they will insist on their amendments or not.

No No 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 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 2 20 20
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 20 20

*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 = 20 / 20 = 100%.

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