How Nita Green voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should increase legal protections for people who identify as LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) by, for example, getting rid of all current exemptions that permit discrimination against LGBTI people by religious insitutions (such as schools)

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14th Nov 2019, 12:37 PM – Senate Motions - Intersex Day of Solidarity - Darlington Statement

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The same number of senators voted for and against the motion, which means it failed. It was introduced by WA Senator Rachel Siewert (Greens).

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i.) 8 November 2019 was Intersex Day of Solidarity, and

(ii.) Intersex Day of Solidarity is marked internationally, and is a chance to highlight issues facing intersex people; and

(b) calls on all parliamentarians to:

(i.) commit to learning more about the lives and experiences of people with variations of sex characteristics, and

(ii.) agree to read and consider affirming the Darlington Statement, a joint consensus statement by organisations and independent advocates which sets out the priorities of the intersex human rights movement in Australia and New Zealand.

Yes Yes Not passed

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 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 1 10 10
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 10 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 = 10 / 10 = 100%.

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