How Ged Kearney voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should limit the availability of government social security payments

Division Ged Kearney Supporters vote

2nd Dec 2020, 5:28 PM – Representatives Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020 - Consideration in Detail - Not extending beneficial changes

No Yes

2nd Dec 2020, 5:10 PM – Representatives Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020 - Consideration in Detail - Liquid assets waiting period

No Yes

2nd Dec 2020, 4:51 PM – Representatives Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020 - Consideration in Detail - Discontinue support

No Yes

29th Oct 2020, 1:29 PM – Representatives Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Coronavirus and Other Measures) Bill 2020 - Consideration in Detail - Don't increase and extend support

absent Yes (strong)

25th Feb 2020, 5:25 PM – Representatives Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Flexibility Measures) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Criticism of welfare cuts

Yes No

2nd Dec 2019, 7:11 PM – Representatives Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

No Yes (strong)

2nd Dec 2019, 7:05 PM – Representatives Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Disagree with bill

Yes No

28th Nov 2018, 11:39 AM – Representatives Social Services Legislation Amendment (Encouraging Self-Sufficiency for Newly Arrived Migrants) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

absent Yes (strong)

How "generally 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 2 50 100
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 5 0 50
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 50 200

*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 = 50 / 200 = 25%.

And then