How Margaret May 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 Margaret May Supporters vote Division outcome

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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absent 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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absent No (strong) 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 Margaret May 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.