How David Leyonhjelm voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should increase scrutiny of unions and employer organisations by, for example, creating a commission to monitor them and applying the same standards of disclosure to them as to corporations as well as the same penalties for misconduct

Division David Leyonhjelm Supporters vote Division outcome

17th Aug 2015, 9:44 PM – Senate Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 [No. 2] - Second Reading - Agree to the bill's main idea

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The majority did not agree with the main idea of the bill and so have rejected it. This means that it won't be considered any further. In parliamentary jargon, they voted against reading the bill for a second time.

What is the bill's main idea?

The Government has tried to pass a bill like this several times over the past few years but hasn't been successful.

The bill was introduced to establish the Registered Organisations Commission to investigate and monitor unions and employer organisations. It also imposes a similar standard disclosure and transparency on union officials as company directors and introduces tougher criminal sanctions.

Read more in the bills digest.

Yes Yes (strong) Not passed by a small majority

2nd Mar 2015, 6:01 PM – Senate Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Agree to bill's main idea

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The majority did not agree with the main idea of the bill and so have rejected it. This means that it won't be considered any further. In parliamentary jargon, they voted against reading the bill for a second time.

What is the bill's main idea?

The Government has tried to pass a bill like this before but hasn't been successful.

The bill was introduced to establish the Registered Organisations Commission to investigate and monitor unions and employer organisations. It also imposes a similar standard disclosure and transparency on union officials as company directors and introduces tougher criminal sanctions.

Read more in the bills digest.

Yes Yes (strong) Not 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 2 100 100
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 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 100 100

*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 = 100 / 100 = 100%.

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