How Madeleine King voted compared to someone who believes that Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senators should vote against all motions that stop an MP or Senator from speaking (that is, motions that the MP or Senator 'be no longer heard')

Division Madeleine King Supporters vote Division outcome

21st Jun 2018, 2:59 PM – Representatives Motions - Minister for Health - Stop from speaking

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The majority voted against a motion to stop the Minister for Health Greg Hunt from speaking. These motions are known as gagging motions.

Yes No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

31st May 2018, 12:22 PM – Representatives Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Veteran-Centric Reforms No. 2) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Let Wallace MP speak

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The majority voted in favour of a motion that Liberal MP Andrew Wallace "be given an extension of time for 7½ minutes". This means that Mr Wallace can continue to speak for that amount of time.

No Yes Passed by a small majority

22nd May 2018, 3:15 PM – Representatives Motions - Turnbull Government, Pauline Hanson's One Nation - Stop Bowen MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion that Labor MP Chris Bowen (McMahon) stop speaking, which means he can no longer contribute to debate on this topic.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

22nd May 2018, 3:08 PM – Representatives Motions - Turnbull Government, Pauline Hanson's One Nation - Stop Burke MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion that Labor MP Tony Burke (Watson) stop speaking, which means he can no longer contribute to debate on this topic.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

26th Oct 2017, 2:58 PM – Representatives Motions - Minister for Employment - Stop Albanese MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Labor MP Anthony Albanese from speaking. In parliamentary jargon, they voted that the member for Grayndler be longer heard.

These motions are known as gagging motions.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

26th Oct 2017, 2:54 PM – Representatives Motions - Minister for Employment - Stop MP Burke from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Labor MP for Watson Tony Burke from speaking. In parliamentary jargon, they voted that the member for Watson be longer heard.

These motions are known as gagging motions.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

25th Oct 2017, 3:08 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Stop Albanese MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Labor MP for Grayndler Anthony Albanese from speaking.

These types of motions are known as gagging motions.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

25th Oct 2017, 3:04 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Stop MP Burke from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Labor MP Tony Burke from speaking.

These motions are known as gagging motions.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

24th Oct 2017, 3:16 PM – Representatives Motions - Minister for Justice - Stop Keenan MP from speaking

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The majority voted against a motion to stop Minister for Justice MP Michael Keenan from speaking. In parliamentary jargon, they voted against a motion "That the Member be no longer heard."

Yes No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

11th Sep 2017, 2:28 PM – Representatives Motions - Deputy Prime Minister - Stop Deputy PM from speaking

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The majority voted against a motion "that the Deputy Prime Minister be no further heard." These motions are known as gagging motions. Since it was unsuccessful, the Deputy Prime Minister can continue to speak.

Yes No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

7th Sep 2017, 2:59 PM – Representatives Motions - Deputy Prime Minister - Stop MP Fitzgibbon speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon from speaking. These are known as gagging motions.

Motion text

That the member be no longer heard.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

7th Sep 2017, 2:55 PM – Representatives Motions - Deputy Prime Minister - Stop MP Burke from speeaking

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The majority supported a motion to stop Labor MP Tony Burke from speaking anymore in this debate. These are known as gagging motions.

Motion text

That that the member be no longer heard.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

6th Sep 2017 – Representatives Questions without Notice - Economy - Stop MP Joyce from speaking

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The majority voted against a motion to stop Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce from speaking, which means MP Joyce could continue contributing to this debate.

These motions are known as gagging motions.

Motion text

That the Member be no longer heard.

Yes No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

4th Sep 2017, 3:02 PM – Representatives Motions - Deputy Prime Minister - Stop Hunter MP from speaking

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No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

4th Sep 2017, 2:57 PM – Representatives Motions - Deputy Prime Minister - Stop Burke MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Labor MP for Watson Tony Burke from speaking, which means Mr Burke can't keep speaking in this debate.

Motion text

That the Member be no longer heard.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

17th Aug 2017, 2:41 PM – Representatives Questions without Notice - Regional Australia - Stop MP Joyce from speaking

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The majority voted against a motion that would have stopped Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce from speaking on this subject (that is, regional Australia) anymore. These types of motions are known as gagging motions.

Yes No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

16th Aug 2017, 3:06 PM – Representatives Motions - Qualifications of Members - Stop MP Fitzgibbon from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon (for Hunter) from speaking. These motions are known as gagging motions.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

16th Aug 2017, 2:59 PM – Representatives Motions - Qualifications of Members - Stop MP Burke from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Labor MP Tony Burke (the Manager of Opposition Business) from speaking. These motions are known as gagging motions.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

15th Aug 2017, 5:21 PM – Representatives Motions - Great Barrier Reef - Stop Burke MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Labor MP Tony Burke from speaking anymore. These types of motions are knows as gagging motions.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

15th Aug 2017, 3:08 PM – Representatives Motions - Qualifications of Members - Stop MP Fitzgibbon from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon from speaking. In parliamentary jargon, they voted that the MP "be no longer heard".

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

15th Aug 2017, 2:55 PM – Representatives Motions - Qualifications of Members - Stop Mr Burke from talking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Watson MP Tony Burke (Labor) from speaking any further in this debate. These are known as gagging motions.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

21st Jun 2017, 9:43 AM – Representatives Motions - Workplace Relations - Stop MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Labor MP for Watson Tony Burke from speaking. In parliamentary jargon, they voted in favour a motion "that the member be no longer heard."

Since this motion was successful, Mr Burke could no longer contribute to this particular debate.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

21st Jun 2017, 9:37 AM – Representatives Motions - Workplace Relations - Stop MP talking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Labor MP for Gorton Brendan O'Connor from speaking. In parliamentary jargon, they voted in favour a motion "that the member be no longer heard."

Since this motion was successful, Mr O'Connor could no longer contribute to this particular debate.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

22nd Mar 2017, 7:47 PM – Representatives Motions - Racial Discrimination Act 1975 - Stop MP from talking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Labor Party MP Tony Burke from speaking. This sort of motion is known as a gagging motion.

Motion text

That the member be no longer heard.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

22nd Mar 2017 – Representatives Motions - Racial Discrimination Act 1975 - Stop MP from talking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop the Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten from speaking. This sort of motion is known as a gagging motion.

Motion text

The question is that the Leader of the Opposition be no longer heard.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

16th Feb 2017, 9:45 AM – Representatives Motions — Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 - That the member be no longer heard

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No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

16th Feb 2017, 9:38 AM – Representatives Motions — Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 - That the member be no longer heard

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No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

1st Dec 2016, 3:21 PM – Representatives Motions - Working Holiday Maker Program - Stop Hunter MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon (Labor) from contributing any further to this debate. These motions are known as gagging motions.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

1st Dec 2016, 3:13 PM – Representatives Motions - Working Holiday Maker Program - Stop Watson MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Watson MP Tony Burke (Labor) from speaking any further in this debate. Motions like these are known as gagging motions.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

1st Dec 2016, 9:50 AM – Representatives Motions - Taxation - Stop Hunter MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop the Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon (Labor) from speaking anymore in this debate. Motions like these are known as gagging motions.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

1st Dec 2016, 9:45 AM – Representatives Motions - Taxation - Stop McMahon MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop McMahon MP Chris Bowen (Labor), which means it passed. Motions like these are known as 'gagging motions' and mean that the MP will not be able to keep speaking in this debate.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

28th Nov 2016, 12:34 PM – Representatives Motions - Attorney-General - Stop Isaacs MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop the Member for Isaacs Mark Dreyfus (Labor), which means Mr Dreyfus can no longer speak in this debate. Motions like these are known as 'gagging motions'.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

28th Nov 2016, 12:28 PM – Representatives Motions - Attorney-General - Stop Watson MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop the Member for Watson Tony Burke (Labor) from speaking any further in this debate. Motions like these are known as 'gagging motions'.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

7th Nov 2016, 2:51 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Stop MP Burke from talking

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The majority voted in favour of stopping Labor MP Tony Burke from speaking any more. This is known as a gagging motion.

Motion text

That the Member be no longer heard.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

7th Nov 2016, 2:48 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Stop Mr Shorten from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of stopping Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten from speaking any more. This is known as a gagging motion.

Motion text

That the Member be no longer heard.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

7th Nov 2016, 12:57 PM – Representatives Motions - Turnbull Government - Stop MP Macklin from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of stopping Labor MP Jenny Macklin from speaking any more.

Motion text

That the member be no longer heard.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

7th Nov 2016, 12:49 PM – Representatives Motions - Turnbull Government - Stop MP Burke from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of stopping Labor MP Tony Burke from speaking any more.

Motion text

That the member be no longer heard.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

20th Oct 2016, 2:55 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Stop MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Anthony Albanese from speaking.

Motion text

That the member be no longer heard.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

20th Oct 2016, 2:52 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Stop MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Labor MP Tony Burke from speaking.

Motion text

That the member be no longer heard.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

18th Oct 2016, 3:12 PM – Representatives Motions - Gun Control - Stop Tanya Plibersek speaking

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Motion text

That the member be no longer heard.

In other words, the majority voted in favour of a motion to stop the Member for Sydney Tanya Plibersek from speaking any more in this debate.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

18th Oct 2016, 3:07 PM – Representatives Motions - Gun Control - Stop Bill Shorten from speaking

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Motion text

That the member be no longer heard.

In other words, the majority voted in favour of a motion to stop the Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten from speaking any more in this debate.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

How "voted strongly for" 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 35 1750 1750
MP voted against policy 5 0 250
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: 1750 2010

*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 = 1750 / 2010 = 87%.

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