How Milton Dick 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

Division Milton Dick Supporters vote Division outcome

27th Nov 2018, 5:23 PM – Representatives Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018 - 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. This means it will now be sent to the Senate for their consideration. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read it for a third time.

What does this bill do?

This bill, together with the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2018, was introduced to:

bring the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia together into an overarching, unified administrative structure to be known as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.

Note that on 23 August 2018, the Senate referred the provisions of these two related bills to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 April 2019.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

27th Nov 2018, 5:14 PM – Representatives Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Agree with the 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. This means they can now discuss it in more detail. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read it for a second time.

What is the bill's main idea?

This bill, together with the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2018, was introduced to:

bring the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia together into an overarching, unified administrative structure to be known as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.

Note that on 23 August 2018, the Senate referred the provisions of these two related bills to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 April 2019.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

27th Nov 2018, 5:03 PM – Representatives Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2018 - 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. This means it will now be sent to the Senate for their consideration. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read it for a third time.

What does this bill do?

This bill, together with the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018, was introduced to:

bring the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia together into an overarching, unified administrative structure to be known as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.

Note that on 23 August 2018, the Senate referred the provisions of these two related bills to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 April 2019.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

How "voted very strongly 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 3 0 150
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: 0 150

*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 = 0 / 150 = 0.0%.

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