How Lucy Wicks voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should maintain and strengthen gun control laws and make sure they're the same around Australia

Division Lucy Wicks Supporters vote Division outcome

25th Oct 2017, 6:11 PM – Representatives Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

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The majority voted to pass the bill in the House of Representatives. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bill for a third time.

Since the bill has already passed in the Senate, it will now become law.

What does this bill do?

The bill creates mandatory minimum sentences and increases maximum penalties for the offences of trafficking firearms or parts of firearms both within Australia and between Australia and the rest of the world.

Read the bills digest for more information.

Yes Yes Passed by a small majority

25th Oct 2017, 5:56 PM – Representatives Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2017 - Consideration in Detail - Agree with the bill

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to agree with the bill as amended. This vote ends the consideration in detail stage of the bill and means that the House can now decide on whether they want to pass the bill so it can become law.

What does this bill do?

The bill creates mandatory minimum sentences and increases maximum penalties for the offences of trafficking firearms or parts of firearms both within Australia and between Australia and the rest of the world.

Read the bills digest for more information.

Yes Yes 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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