How Mehmet Tillem voted compared to someone who believes that the Federal government should introduce temporary protection visas

Division Mehmet Tillem Supporters vote Division outcome

2nd Dec 2013, 9:46 PM – Senate Regulations - Migration Amendment (Temporary Protection Visas) Regulation 2013 - Disallow

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to disallow the Migration Amendment (Temporary Protection Visas) Regulation 2013, which means this Regulation will no longer have legal force.

Among other things, this Regulation reintroduced temporary protection visas. Read more in its explanatory memorandum.

Motion text

That the Migration Amendment (Temporary Protection Visas) Regulation 2013, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2013 No. 234 and made under the Migration Act 1958, be disallowed.

Yes No (strong) 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 1 0 50
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: 0 50

*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 / 50 = 0.0%.

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