How Trent Zimmerman voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should increase investment in renewable energy technologies

Division Trent Zimmerman Supporters vote Division outcome

19th Oct 2021, 4:25 PM – Representatives Regulations and Determinations - Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Implementing the Technology Investment Roadmap) Regulations 2021 - Disallow

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The majority voted in favour of disagreeing with the following motion:

That section 7 of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Implementing the Technology Investment Roadmap) Regulations 2021 made under the Australian Renewable Energy Agency Act 2011 on 23 July 2021 and presented to the House on 3 August 2021, be disallowed.

The section concerned priority low emissions technologies and, according to Melbourne MP Adam Bandt (Greens), is an attempt to use "the Australian Renewable Energy Agency to funnel cash to coal and gas corporations."

Yes No Passed by a small majority

15th Jun 2021, 6:01 PM – Representatives Regulations and Determinations - Australian Renewable Energy Agency Amendment (2020-2021 Budget Programs) Regulations 2021 - Disallowance

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The majority voted in favour of disagreeing with a motion introduced by McMahon MP Chris Bowen (Labor), which means it failed. The motion would have stopped a particular regulation from having legal force - known as "disallowing" the regulation. Because it failed, the regulation will continue as law.

Motion text

That the Australian Renewable Energy Agency Amendment (2020-21 Budget Programs) Regulations 2021, made under the Australian Renewable Energy Agency Act 2011 on 18 May 2021 and presented to the House on 24 May 2021, be disallowed.

absent No Passed by a small majority

15th Jun 2021, 5:56 PM – Representatives Regulations and Determinations - Australian Renewable Energy Agency Amendment (2020-2021 Budget Programs) Regulations 2021 - Disallowance

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The majority voted in favour of disagreeing with a motion introduced by Melbourne MP Adam Bandt (Greens), which means it failed. The motion would have stopped a particular regulation from having legal force - known as "disallowing" the regulation. Because it failed, the regulation will continue as law.

Motion text

That the Australian Renewable Energy Agency Amendment (2020-2021 Budget Programs) Regulations 2021, made under the Australian Renewable Energy Agency Act 2011 and presented to the House on 24 May 2021, be disallowed.

absent No Passed by a small majority

14th Sep 2016, 11:17 AM – Representatives Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 - Consideration in Detail - Maintain Australian Renewable Energy Agency funding

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The majority voted against a motion to delete Schedule 5 from the bill, which means it was unsuccessful and that Schedule 5 will remain in the bill.

What does this schedule do?

The purpose of Schedule 5 is to reduce funding to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. According to the bills digest, this:

giv[es] effect to the Government’s policy to discontinue providing grants for renewable energy research and development in favour of a limited new loans and equity investment scheme known as the Clean Energy Innovation Fund

Motion text

(1) Schedule 5, page 18 (lines 1 to 7), omit the Schedule.

No Yes Not passed by a large majority

How "voted almost always 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 2 0 20
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 2 2 4
Total: 2 24

*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 = 2 / 24 = 8.3%.

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