How Tanya Plibersek voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should introduce a National Broadband Network ('NBN') using the fibre to the premises ('FTTP') design

Division Tanya Plibersek Supporters vote Division outcome

18th Nov 2010, 10:08 AM – Representatives National Broadband Network Financial Transparency Bill 2010 — Second Reading — Read a second time

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The majority voted against a motion to read the bill for a second time. This means that the majority rejected the main idea of the bill and that it will not be considered any further.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law here. )

Background to the bill

The bill was introduced as a private member's bill by Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull. It relates to the National Broadband Network ('NBN'), which is a key Labor Government initiative.(Read more about the NBN on Wikipedia here. )

Mr Turnbull explained that the purpose of the bill is to require the NBN Co to produce and publish a detailed 10-year business plan for the roll out of the NBN. It also refers the NBN project to the Productivity Commission for "a thorough cost-benefit analysis".(Read Mr Turnbull's introductory speech explaining the bill here.)

absent No Not 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 Tanya Plibersek 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.