How Tony Abbott voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should introduce legislation to end illegal logging and prevent the importation of timber that has been illegally harvested.

Division Tony Abbott Supporters vote Division outcome

20th Aug 2012, 4:30 PM – Representatives Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011 - Consideration in Detail - Agree to the bill

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to agree to the bill, as it was amended in the House of Representatives.

Background of the bill

The bill will prohibit:

  • importing and selling all timber products that contain illegally logged timber; and
  • processing illegally harvested domestically grown raw logs.

It will also introduce due diligence requirements and require products that are legally logged to be accurately described before being put up for sale in Australia.

Read more about the bill in its bill summary.

absent Yes (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 Tony Abbott 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.