How Helen Coonan voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should encourage Australian-based industry and secure the jobs these industries create by, for example, providing incentives for companies to stay in Australia (note that there are specific policies in respect to the timber, dairy, shipping, coal, and film & TV industries so votes on those subjects are not included here)

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for encouraging Australian-based industry” which Helen Coonan could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Helen Coonan on this policy.

Division Helen Coonan Supporters vote
no votes listed

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for encouraging Australian-based industry” which Helen Coonan could have attended.

Division Helen Coonan Supporters vote

6th Sep 2006, 4:14 PM – Senate Motions — Tasmanian Forestry Industry — Campaigns against Tasmanian forestry industry + Illegal timber imports

absent Yes

How "We can't say anything concrete about how they voted on" 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 Helen Coonan was absent during all divisions for this policy. So, it's impossible to say anything concrete.