How Kristy McBain voted compared to someone who believes that Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senators should vote to speed things along by supporting motions to 'put the question' (known as 'closure' or 'gag' motions), which require Parliament to immediately vote on a question rather than debating it any further

Division Kristy McBain Supporters vote Division outcome

22nd Mar 2021, 3:20 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to speed things along by ending debate. In parliamentary jargon, they voted "That the question be now put." In this case, the question was on whether to suspend the usual procedural rules - known as standing orders - in order to let a vote on a censure motion happen.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

10th Dec 2020, 9:44 AM – Representatives Motions - Workplace Relations - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion "That the question be now put." In other words, they voted to end debate on the question and instead vote on it immediately.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

9th Dec 2020, 3:08 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion "That the question be put." In other words, they voted to stop debating the question and instead vote on it right away.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

30th Nov 2020, 3:20 PM – Representatives Motions - Pensions and Benefits - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion:

That the question be now put.

This means that the debate will end and the question voted on immediately.

absent Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

27th Oct 2020, 1:08 PM – Representatives Regulations - Industry Research and Development (Bankable Feasibility Study on High-Efficiency Low-Emissions Coal Plant in Collinsville Program) Instrument 2020 - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to put the question. In other words, they voted to speed things along and vote of the question straight away.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

26th Oct 2020, 7:28 PM – Representatives Recycling and Waste Reduction Charges (Excise) Bill 2020 - Third Reading - Put the question

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The majority voted in favour of a motion "That the question be put." In other words, they voted to end debate and vote on the question immediately.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

26th Oct 2020, 7:19 PM – Representatives Recycling and Waste Reduction Charges (Excise) Bill 2020 - Third Reading - Put the question

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The majority voted in favour of a motion "That the question be put." In other words, they voted to end debate and vote on the question immediately.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

26th Oct 2020, 7:12 PM – Representatives Recycling and Waste Reduction Charges (Customs) Bill 2020 - Third Reading - Put the question

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The majority voted in favour of a motion "That the question be put." In other words, they voted to end debate and vote on the question immediately.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

26th Oct 2020, 6:57 PM – Representatives Recycling and Waste Reduction Charges (Customs) Bill 2020 - Third Reading - Put the question

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The majority voted in favour of a motion "That the question be now put." In other words, they voted to speed things along and end debate by voting on the question immediately.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

26th Oct 2020, 6:48 PM – Representatives Recycling and Waste Reduction Charges (General) Bill 2020 - Third Reading - Put the question

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The majority voted in favour of a motion that the question be put. In other words, they voted to end debate and vote on the question immediately.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

26th Oct 2020, 6:29 PM – Representatives Recycling and Waste Reduction Charges (General) Bill 2020 - Third Reading - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion "That the question be now put." In other words, they voted to vote on the question straight away from that continuing the debate.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

26th Oct 2020, 6:16 PM – Representatives Recycling and Waste Reduction (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2020 - Third Reading - Put the question

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to speed things along. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to put the question.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

26th Oct 2020, 6:01 PM – Representatives Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill 2020 and others - Third Reading - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion That the question be put. In other words, they voted to speed things along by voting on the question immediately rather than continuing debate.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

26th Oct 2020, 3:08 PM – Representatives Motions - Morrison Government - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to put the question. To "put a question" is to vote on the question immediately rather continuing to debate it.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

19th Oct 2020, 12:23 PM – Representatives Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020 - Consideration of Senate Message - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to put the question, which is parliamentary jargon for speeding things along and voting on the question immediately without further debate.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

8th Oct 2020, 4:27 PM – Representatives Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020 - Consideration of Senate Message - Put the question

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The majority voted in favour of a motion "That the question be now put." In other words, they voted to stop debating the question - in this case, whether to agree with the Senate amendments - and instead vote on it immediately.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

3rd Sep 2020, 5:43 PM – Representatives Motions - Adjournment - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to put the question, which is parliamentary jargon for ending debate and voting on the question straight away.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

3rd Sep 2020, 5:38 PM – Representatives Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020 - Third Reading - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to put the question, which is parliamentary jargon for stopping debate on a matter and voting on it immediately.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

3rd Sep 2020, 5:34 PM – Representatives Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of motion to put the question. In other words, they voted to speed things along by ending debate and voting on the question immediately.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

3rd Sep 2020, 5:09 PM – Representatives Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to speed things along and vote on the question immediately. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to put the question rather than continuing to debate it.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

3rd Sep 2020, 5:04 PM – Representatives Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to speed things along by ending debate and voting on the question immediately. In parliamentary jargon, they voted in put the question.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

3rd Sep 2020, 4:47 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion "That the question be put." In other words, they voted to speed things along by voting on the question immediately rather than discussing it any further.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

1st Sep 2020, 8:06 PM – Representatives Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020 - Third Reading - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to speed things along. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to put the question.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

1st Sep 2020, 7:55 PM – Representatives Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020 - Third Reading - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to put the question, which is parliamentary jargon for speeding things along and voting on the question immediately without further debate.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

1st Sep 2020, 7:22 PM – Representatives Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to speed things along and vote on the question immediately. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to 'put' the question.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

1st Sep 2020, 4:55 PM – Representatives Motions - Assistant Treasurer - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to speed things along by immediately voting on the question rather than continuing to debate it. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to put the question.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

31st Aug 2020, 12:11 PM – Representatives Motions - Covid-19: Aged Care - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to speed things along. In parliamentary jargon, they voted:

That the question be now put.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

27th Aug 2020, 9:47 AM – Representatives Motions - Covid-19: Hydroxychloroquine - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to end debate and vote on the question immediately. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to put the question.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

25th Aug 2020, 4:44 PM – Representatives Motions - Covid-19: State and Territory Border Closures - Speed things along

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to put the question. In other words, they voted to end debate and vote on the question immediately.

No Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

How "voted very strongly 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 28 0 1400
MP absent 1 25 50
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: 25 1450

*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 = 25 / 1450 = 1.7%.

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