How Ged Kearney voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should increase funding for university education

Division Ged Kearney Supporters vote

25th May 2021, 5:23 PM – Representatives Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2021 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

No No

25th May 2021, 5:16 PM – Representatives Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Charges) Bill 2021 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

No No

19th Oct 2020, 12:27 PM – Representatives Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020 - Consideration of Senate Message - Pass the bill

absent No (strong)

8th Oct 2020, 4:32 PM – Representatives Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020 - Consideration of Senate Message - Agree with requests

absent No (strong)

1st Sep 2020, 8:09 PM – Representatives Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

absent No (strong)

1st Sep 2020, 7:38 PM – Representatives Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

absent No (strong)

1st Sep 2020, 7:31 PM – Representatives Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Keep second reading motion unchanged

absent No

11th Sep 2019, 12:27 PM – Representatives Higher Education Support (Charges) Bill 2019 and another - Second Reading - University funding

Yes Yes

How "a mixture of for and 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 0 0 0
MP absent 4 100 200
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 3 30 30
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 1 1 2
Total: 131 232

*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 = 131 / 232 = 56%.

And then