How Judith Adams voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should put a tax on profits earned from mining mineral resources such as coal and iron ore

Division Judith Adams Supporters vote Division outcome

19th Mar 2012, 10:28 PM – Senate Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 and related bills - Third Reading - Read the bills a third time

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to read the bills for a third time and so pass them through the Senate. As they have already been passed in the House of Representatives, they can now become law.

Background to the bills

These eleven bills were introduced as a package to create a minerals resource rent tax ('MRRT').(Read more about the MRRT here.) The tax is set to begin on 1 July 2012 and apply to profits earned from the extraction of mineral resources such as coal and iron ore.

The eleven bills are:

absent Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

19th Mar 2012, 9:59 PM – Senate Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 and related bills - Second Reading - Read a second time

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to read the bills for a second time.

This means that the majority agree to the main idea of the bills, which was to introduce a minerals resource rent tax. The Senate can now discuss them in detail.

Background to the bills

These eleven bills were introduced as a package to create a minerals resource rent tax ('MRRT').(Read more about the MRRT here.) The tax is set to begin on 1 July 2012 and apply to profits earned from the extraction of mineral resources such as coal and iron ore.

The eleven bills are:

absent Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

19th Mar 2012, 9:35 PM – Senate Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 - Second Reading - Defer consideration of bill

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The majority voted against an amendment introduced by Liberal Senator Mathias Cormann.

Senator Cormann explained that the amendment was "to the effect that we should not as a Senate continue to consider this bad piece of legislation until such time as the government have complied with all of the outstanding orders for information".(Read Senator Cormann's whole explanation here. )

Background to the bill

The Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 is one of eleven bills that were introduced as a package to introduce a minerals resource rent tax ('MRRT').(Read more about the MRRT here.) The tax is set to begin on 1 July 2012 and apply to profits earned from the extraction of mineral resources such as coal and iron ore.

The eleven bills are:

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absent No Not passed by a small majority

How "never voted" 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 Judith Adams was absent during all divisions for this policy. So, it's impossible to say anything concrete other than that they have "never voted" on this policy.