How Pat Conaghan 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 Pat Conaghan Supporters vote Division outcome

5th Dec 2019, 1:29 PM – Representatives Motions - Morrison Government - Stop Mr Burke from speaking

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

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

5th Dec 2019, 10:41 AM – Representatives Motions - Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019 - Stop MP Bandt from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Melbourne MP Adam Bandt (Greens) from speaking any more in this debate. These types of motions are known as gagging motions.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

5th Dec 2019, 9:46 AM – Representatives Motions - Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019 - Stop Mr Wilkie from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Clark MP Andrew Wilkie (Independent) from speaking any more in this debate. These types of motions are known as gagging motions.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

4th Dec 2019, 6:38 PM – Representatives Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019 - Third Reading - Stop the MP for Shortland from speaking

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

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

4th Dec 2019, 1:20 PM – Representatives Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Stop MP Hammond from speaking

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The majority voted against a motion to stop the member for Curtin Celia Hammond (Liberal) from speaking any further in this debate. These motions are known as gagging motions.

No No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

4th Dec 2019, 1:06 PM – Representatives Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Stop MP Martin from speaking

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The majority voted against a motion to stop the member for Reid Fiona Martin (Liberal) from speaking any further in this debate. These motions are known as gagging motions.

No No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

4th Dec 2019, 12:51 PM – Representatives Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Stop Sturt MP for speaking

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The majority voted against a motion that the member for Sturt be no further heard. Motions like these are known as gagging motions and, because it was unsuccessful, the MP for Sturt James Stevens (Liberal) could continue speaking in this debate.

No No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

4th Dec 2019, 10:15 AM – Representatives Motions - Morrison Government - Stop MP Burke from speaking

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

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

4th Dec 2019, 10:12 AM – Representatives Motions - Morrison Government - Stop MP Albanese from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop the MP for Grayndler Anthony Albanese (Labor) from speaking any further in this debate. These motions are known as gagging motions.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

28th Nov 2019, 1:30 PM – Representatives Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Stop Joyce MP from speaking

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The majority voted against the following motion in respect to New England MP Barnaby Joyce (Nats):

That the member be no longer heard.

Since this motion was unsuccessful, Joyce MP could continue speaking.

No No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

28th Nov 2019, 12:27 PM – Representatives Defence Service Homes Amendment Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Stop Mr Thompson from speaking

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The majority voted against a motion to stop Herbert MP Phillip Thompson (LNP), which means it failed. Motions like these are known as gagging motions.

No No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

28th Nov 2019, 11:21 AM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Recovering Unpaid Superannuation) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Stop Falinski MP from speaking

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The majority voted against the following motion in respect to Mackellar MP Jason Falinski (Lib):

That the Member be no longer heard.

This means that Falinski MP could continue to speak.

No No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

28th Nov 2019, 11:04 AM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Recovering Unpaid Superannuation) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Stop MP Wilson from speaking

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The majority voted against the following motion in respect of Goldstein MP Tim Wilson (Lib):

That the Member be no longer heard.

This means that Mr Wilson could continue to speak in this debate.

No No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

28th Nov 2019, 9:47 AM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Stop Mr Butler from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Hindmarsh MP Mark Butler (Labor) from speaking, which means Mr Butler could no longer contribute to the debate.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

28th Nov 2019, 9:44 AM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Stop Mr Albanese from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Grayndler MP Anthony Albanese (Labor) from speaking, which means Mr Albanese could no longer contribute to the debate. These motions are known as gagging motions.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

27th Nov 2019, 6:26 PM – Representatives Documents - Gillard, Ms Julia Eileen, Ac; Presentation - Stop MP Albanese from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion "That the Leader of the Opposition be no longer heard." Motions like these are known as gagging motions.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

27th Nov 2019 – Representatives Motions - Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction - Stop Mr Albanese from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by Petrie MP Luke Howarth (Liberal), which means it passed. The motion was to stop Grayndler MP Anthony Albanese (Labor) from speaking any more in this debate. These are known as 'gagging motions'.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

26th Nov 2019, 5:31 PM – Representatives Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management to Cashless Debit Card Transition) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Stop Mr Falinski from speaking

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The majority voted against a motion to stop Mackellar MP Jason Falinski (Liberal) from speaking more in this debate, which means it failed. These motions are known as gagging motions.

No No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

26th Nov 2019, 4:40 PM – Representatives Questions without Notice: Additional Answers - Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction - Stop Mr Butler from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Hindmarsh MP Mark Butler (Labor) from speaking. These motions are known as gagging motions.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

26th Nov 2019, 4:36 PM – Representatives Questions without Notice: Additional Answers - Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction - Stop Mr Albanese from playing

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop the Leader of the Opposition, Grayndler MP Anthony Albanese (Labor) from speaking any further in this debate. These motions are known as gagging motions.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

26th Nov 2019, 3:17 PM – Representatives Questions without Notice - Waste Management and Recycling - Stop Ms Ley from speaking

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The majority voted against a motion to stop Farrer MP Sussan Ley from speaking any more in this debate, which means she can continue with her contribution.

No No (strong) Not passed by a small majority

26th Nov 2019, 3:03 PM – Representatives Motions - Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction - Stop Mr Burke from speaking

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

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

26th Nov 2019, 2:58 PM – Representatives Motions - Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction - Stop Mr Albanese from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop the Leader of the Opposition, Grayndler MP Anthony Albanese (Labor) from speaking any more in this debate. These motions are known as gagging motions.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

24th Oct 2019, 3:13 PM – Representatives Motions - Manager of Opposition Business - Stop MP Butler from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of the following motion:

That the Member be no longer heard.

In other words, they voted in favour of stopping MP for Hindmarsh Mark Butler (Labor) from contributing to this debate any further. These motions are also known as gagging motions.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

24th Oct 2019, 3:09 PM – Representatives Motions - Manager of Opposition Business - Stop MP Burke from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of the following motion:

The question is that the Manager of Opposition Business be no further heard.

In other words, they voted in favour of stopping MP for Watson Tony Burke (Labor) from contributing to this debate any further. These motions are also known as gagging motions.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

17th Oct 2019, 3:14 PM – Representatives Motions - Economy - Stop MP Chalmers from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion that Rankin MP Jim Chalmers (Labor) "be no longer heard", which means he will no longer be able to contribute to this debate. This motions are known as gagging motions.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

17th Oct 2019, 3:02 PM – Representatives Motions - Economy - Stop MP Albanese from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Grayndler MP Anthony Albanese (Labor), which means he can no longer contribute to debate.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

16th Oct 2019, 3:00 PM – Representatives Motions - Economy - Stop MP Chalmers from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion that Rankin MP Jim Chalmers (Labor) "be no longer heard", which means he will no longer be able to contribute to this debate. This motions are known as gagging motions.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

16th Oct 2019, 2:57 PM – Representatives Motions - Economy - Stop MP Albanese from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion that Grayndler MP Anthony Albanese (Labor) "be no longer heard", which means he will no longer be able to contribute to this debate. This motions are known as gagging motions.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

25th Jul 2019, 3:17 PM – Representatives Motions - Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction - Stop Ms Butler from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop Griffith MP Terri Butler (Labor) from speaking any further in this debate. In parliamentary jargon, they voted "That the Member be no longer heard."

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

25th Jul 2019, 3:12 PM – Representatives Motions - Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction - Stop Mr Burke 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. In parliamentary jargon, they voted "That the Member be no longer heard."

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

24th Jul 2019, 9:46 AM – Representatives Motions - Pensions and Benefits - Stop MP Burney from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of the motion "That the member be no longer heard." This means that the Member for Barton Linda Burney (Labor) will no longer be able to contribute to this debate. These types of motions are known as gagging motions.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

24th Jul 2019, 9:40 AM – Representatives Motions - Pensions and Benefits - Stop MP Chalmers from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of the motion "That the member be no longer heard." This means that the Member for Rankin Jim Chalmers (Labor) will no longer be able to contribute to this debate. These types of motions are known as gagging motions.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

22nd Jul 2019, 3:11 PM – Representatives Motions - Ministerial Conduct - Stop Mr Butler from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion that:

That the member [that is, MP for Hindmarsh Mark Butler (Labor)] be no longer heard.

Motions like these are known as gagging motions and mean that Mr Butler will no longer be able to contribute to this particular debate.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

22nd Jul 2019, 3:04 PM – Representatives Motions - Ministerial Conduct - Stop Mr Burke from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion that:

That the member [that is, MP for Watson Tony Burke (Labor)] be no longer heard.

Motions like these are known as gagging motions and mean that Mr Burke will no longer be able to contribute to this particular debate.

Yes No (strong) Passed by a small majority

How "voted moderately 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 9 450 450
MP voted against policy 26 0 1300
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 450 1750

*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 = 450 / 1750 = 26%.

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