How Justine Keay voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should make laws that ensure that the minister can control what items people are allowed to bring into Australia's immigration detention centres by, for example, passing laws that allow authorised officers to search both facilities and people and seize any prohibited items found

Division Justine Keay Supporters vote

7th Feb 2018, 4:55 PM – Representatives Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Main idea of the bill

No Yes (strong)

7th Feb 2018, 4:48 PM – Representatives Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Don't read the bill a second time

Yes No

How "consistently 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 1 0 10
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 0 60

*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 / 60 = 0.0%.

And then