How Nigel Scullion voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should introduce a travel ban on people from certain countries for national security reasons

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12th Feb 2019, 5:08 PM – Senate Motions - National Security - Trump-style travel ban

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by Qld Senator Pauline Hanson (One Nation), which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) acknowledges that ASIO and Australian Federal Police have extensive data on the country-of-origin of potential extremists;

(b) notes that, in other issues in relation to the immigration system, when rorts and problems are identified from certain countries, the tap is turned off; and

(c) calls on the Federal Government to introduce a travel ban, similar to that imposed by the Trump administration in the United States of America, on people from countries that are known sources of radicalism coming into Australia.

No Yes Not passed by a large majority

How "voted very strongly against" 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 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 1 0 10
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 0 10

*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 = 0 / 10 = 0.0%.

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