How David Feeney voted compared to someone who agrees that Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senators should vote to suspend standing and sessional orders (that is, the procedural rules of Parliament) so that their colleagues can introduce motions for Parliament to vote on even when the the procedural rules would prevent them from doing so

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural)” which David Feeney could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of David Feeney on this policy.

Division David Feeney Supporters vote

26th Oct 2017, 3:04 PM – Representatives Motions - Minister for Employment - Suspend the rules

Yes Yes

25th Oct 2017, 6:00 PM – Representatives Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Suspend the rules

No Yes

25th Oct 2017, 3:10 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Suspend rules to let vote happen

Yes Yes

7th Sep 2017, 3:01 PM – Representatives Motions - Deputy Prime Minister - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

6th Sep 2017, 3:28 PM – Representatives Questions without Notice - Economy - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

4th Sep 2017, 3:04 PM – Representatives Motions - Deputy Prime Minister - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

17th Aug 2017, 3:22 PM – Representatives Motions - Qualifications of Members - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

16th Aug 2017, 3:08 PM – Representatives Motions - Qualifications of Members - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

15th Aug 2017, 3:15 PM – Representatives Motions - Qualifications of Members - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

14th Aug 2017, 5:57 PM – Representatives Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Suspend standing orders

No Yes

14th Aug 2017, 3:20 PM – Representatives Motions - Deputy Prime Minister - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

21st Jun 2017, 9:50 AM – Representatives Motions - Workplace Relations - Suspend the rules to let a vote happen

Yes Yes

22nd Mar 2017, 9:52 AM – Representatives Motions - Racial Discrimination Act 1975 - Let the motion be voted on

Yes Yes

16th Feb 2017, 9:50 AM – Representatives Motions - Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 - Suspend rules to let vote happen

Yes Yes

13th Feb 2017, 12:14 PM – Representatives Motions - Housing Affordability - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

1st Dec 2016, 3:23 PM – Representatives Motions - Working Holiday Maker Program - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

1st Dec 2016, 9:55 AM – Representatives Motions - Taxation - Let vote happen

Yes Yes

28th Nov 2016, 12:37 PM – Representatives Motions - Attorney-General - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

7th Nov 2016, 1:02 PM – Representatives Motions - Turnbull Government - Suspend standing orders

Yes Yes

20th Oct 2016, 3:00 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Suspend standing orders

Yes Yes

18th Oct 2016, 4:29 PM – Representatives Motions - Gun Control - Suspend standing orders

Yes Yes

18th Oct 2016, 3:18 PM – Representatives Motions - Gun Control - Suspend standing orders

Yes Yes

17th Oct 2016, 8:29 PM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016 - Third Reading - Vote on whether to pass bill now

No Yes

12th Sep 2016, 12:22 PM – Representatives Registration of Deaths Abroad Amendment Bill 2016 - Third Reading - Suspend standing orders

No Yes

5th May 2016, 11:28 AM – Representatives Motions - Budget - Suspend standing orders

absent Yes

19th Apr 2016, 3:32 PM – Representatives Motions - High Speed Rail Planning Authority Bill 2016 - Suspend standing orders

Yes Yes

16th Mar 2016, 3:20 PM – Representatives Motions - Turnbull Government - Suspend standing motions

Yes Yes

10th Feb 2016, 3:16 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Suspend standing orders

Yes Yes

9th Feb 2015, 3:32 PM – Representatives Motions — Prime Minister — Suspension of standing orders

Yes Yes

3rd Dec 2014 – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Against university fee deregulation

Yes Yes

26th Nov 2014, 10:04 AM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Let motion against ABC cuts be moved

Yes Yes

26th Nov 2014 – Representatives Motions - Defence Procurement, Minister for Defence - Let Opposition Leader put motion

Yes Yes

24th Nov 2014, 3:26 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Attempted Censure

Yes Yes

27th Oct 2014, 3:16 PM – Representatives Attempted Censure — Minister for Agriculture

absent Yes

1st Sep 2014, 1:43 PM – Representatives Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014 — Consideration in Detail — Suspend standing and sessional orders

Yes Yes

16th Jul 2014, 6:30 PM – Representatives National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 — Third Reading — Suspend standing and sessional orders

No Yes

25th Jun 2014, 6:52 PM – Representatives Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 - Third Reading - Suspend standing orders so as to move third reading motion

No Yes

6th Mar 2014, 12:27 PM – Representatives Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 - Third Reading - Suspend standing orders

No Yes

14th Nov 2013, 3:24 PM – Representatives Motions - Asylum Seekers - Transparency

Yes Yes

28th Feb 2013, 3:36 PM – Senate Motions - Suspension of Standing Orders - Let a vote happen

No Yes

31st Oct 2011 – Senate Motions - Clean Energy Legislation - Defer consideration

No Yes

26th Nov 2010, 12:31 PM – Senate Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010 — Third Reading — Suspend standing orders

No Yes

26th Nov 2010, 12:19 PM – Senate Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010 — Third Reading - Suspend standing orders

No Yes

26th Nov 2010, 12:03 PM – Senate Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010 — In Committee - Suspend standing orders

No Yes

10th Mar 2010, 11:58 AM – Senate Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009 — Second Reading — Suspend standing orders

No Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural)” which David Feeney could have attended.

Division David Feeney Supporters vote
no votes listed

How "voted generally for" 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 30
MP voted against policy 0% 25 13
MP absent 50% 25 2
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 0
MP voted against policy 0% 5 0
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) = 775.0 / 1125 = 69%.

And then this average agreement score