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11th Sep 2019, 4:10 PM – Senate Committees - Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee - Reference

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The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by Tasmanian Senator Anne Urquhart (Labor), which means it passed.

Motion text

That the following matter be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by April 2020:

The importance of a viable, safe, sustainable and efficient road transport industry, with particular reference to:

a. the importance of an enforceable minimum award rate and sustainable standards and conditions for all stakeholders in the road transport industry;

b. the development and maintenance of road transport infrastructure to ensure a safe and efficient road transport industry;

c. the regulatory impact, including the appropriateness, relevance and adequacy of the legislative framework, on all stakeholders in the road transport industry;

d. the training and career pathways to support, develop and sustain the road transport industry;

e. the social and economic impact of road-related injury, trauma and death;

f. efficient cost-recovery measures for industry stakeholders, including subcontractors;

g. the impact of new technologies and advancements in freight distribution, vehicle design, road safety and alternative fuels;

h. the importance of establishing a formal consultative relationship between the road transport industry and all levels of government in Australia; and

i. other related matters.

No Yes Passed by a small 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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