How Ross Hart voted compared to someone who agrees that Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senators should vote to speed things along by supporting motions to 'put the question' (known as 'closure' or 'gag' motions), which require Parliament to immediately vote on a question rather than debating it any further

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural)” which Ross Hart could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Ross Hart on this policy.

Division Ross Hart Supporters vote

21st Feb 2019, 12:31 PM – Representatives Future Drought Fund Bill 2018, Future Drought Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Speed things along

absent Yes

12th Feb 2019, 6:05 PM – Representatives Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018 - Consideration of Senate Message - Put the question

Yes Yes

12th Feb 2019, 5:34 PM – Representatives Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018 - Consideration of Senate Message - Put the question

Yes Yes

6th Dec 2018, 1:04 PM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Speed thing along

No Yes

5th Dec 2018, 5:05 PM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Put the question

No Yes

5th Dec 2018, 11:31 AM – Representatives Resolutions of the Senate - Live Animal Exports; Consideration of Senate Message - Speed things along

Yes Yes

26th Jun 2018, 4:51 PM – Representatives Taxation Administration Amendment (Corporate Tax Entity Information) Bill 2018 - First Reading - Put the question

No Yes

21st Jun 2018, 10:10 AM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018 - Consideration of Senate Message - Put the motion

No Yes

21st Jun 2018, 9:36 AM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018 - Consideration of Senate Message - Put the question

No Yes

18th Jun 2018, 12:59 PM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Axe the Tampon Tax) Bill 2018 - First Reading - Put the question

No Yes

8th Feb 2018, 10:51 AM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan No. 2) Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Put the question

No Yes

4th Dec 2017, 3:33 PM – Representatives National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017 - Consideration of Senate Message - Speed things along

No Yes

26th Oct 2017, 3:02 PM – Representatives Motions - Minister for Employment - Speed things along

No Yes

25th Oct 2017, 6:07 PM – Representatives Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Speed things along

No Yes

14th Sep 2017, 12:31 PM – Representatives Motions - Leader of the Opposition - Speed things along

No Yes

13th Sep 2017, 6:19 PM – Representatives Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A More Sustainable, Responsive and Transparent Higher Education System) Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Speed things along

No Yes

15th Aug 2017, 4:59 PM – Representatives Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Speed things along

No Yes

15th Aug 2017 – Representatives Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Bill 2017 and another - Third Reading - Speed things along

No Yes

21st Jun 2017, 9:47 AM – Representatives Motions - Workplace Relations - Speed things along

No Yes

19th Jun 2017, 4:35 PM – Representatives Medicare Guarantee Bill 2017, Medicare Guarantee (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Speed things along

No Yes

29th May 2017, 7:25 PM – Representatives Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Speed things along

No Yes

29th May 2017, 7:17 PM – Representatives Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Speed things along

No Yes

22nd Mar 2017, 11:17 AM – Representatives Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2016 - Second Reading - Speed things along

No Yes

22nd Mar 2017, 9:49 AM – Representatives Motions - Racial Discrimination Act 1975 - Speed things along

No Yes

16th Feb 2017, 12:55 PM – Representatives Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Speed things along

No Yes

16th Feb 2017, 9:48 AM – Representatives Motions — Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 - That the motion be put

No Yes

14th Feb 2017, 7:17 PM – Representatives Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Amendment Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Put the question

No Yes

1st Dec 2016, 6:51 PM – Representatives Resolutions of the Senate - Financial Services; Consideration of Senate Message - Speed things along

No Yes

1st Dec 2016, 4:33 PM – Representatives Income Tax Rates Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016 (No. 2) - Consideration of Senate Message - Speed things along

No Yes

1st Dec 2016, 9:52 AM – Representatives Motions - Taxation - Put the motion

No Yes

10th Nov 2016, 12:44 PM – Representatives Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 - Second Reading - Put the motion

No Yes

7th Nov 2016, 2:53 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Put the question

No Yes

7th Nov 2016, 1:00 PM – Representatives Motions - Turnbull Government - Put the motion

No Yes

20th Oct 2016, 2:57 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Put the question

No Yes

20th Oct 2016, 1:03 PM – Representatives Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016 - Second Reading - Speed things along

No Yes

18th Oct 2016, 3:15 PM – Representatives Motions - Gun Control - Speed things along

No Yes

17th Oct 2016, 7:42 PM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016 - Third Reading - Put the question

No Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural)” which Ross Hart could have attended.

Division Ross Hart Supporters vote

21st Jun 2018, 9:42 AM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018 - Consideration of Senate Message - Speed things along

No Yes

How "voted almost always against" is worked out

They Vote For You gives each vote a score based on whether the MP voted in agreement with the policy or not. These scores are then averaged with a weighting across all votes that the MP could have voted on relevant to the policy. The overall average score is then converted to a simple english language phrase based on the range of values it's within.

When an MP votes in agreement with a policy the vote is scored as 100%. When they vote against the policy it is scored as 0% and when they are absent it is scored half way between the two at 50%. The half way point effectively says "we don't know whether they are for or against this policy".

The overall agreement score for the policy is worked out by a weighted average of the scores for each vote. The weighting has been chosen so that the most important votes have a weighting 5 times that of the less important votes. Also, absent votes on less important votes are weighted 5 times less again to not penalise MPs for not attending the less important votes. Pressure of other work means MPs or Senators are not always available to vote – it does not always mean they've abstained.

Type of vote Agreement score (s) Weight (w) No of votes (n)
Most important votes MP voted with policy 100% 25 3
MP voted against policy 0% 25 33
MP absent 50% 25 1
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 0
MP voted against policy 0% 5 1
MP absent 50% 1 0

The final agreement score is a weighted average (weighted arithmetic mean) of the scores of the individual votes.

Average agreement score = sum(n×w×s) / sum(n×w) = 87.5 / 930 = 9%.

And then this average agreement score