How Kristy McBain 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 Kristy McBain Supporters vote Division outcome

22nd Mar 2021, 3:17 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Stop MP King from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of stopping Ballarat MP Catherine King (Labor) from speaking any more in this debate. In parliamentary jargon, they voted "That the Member be no longer heard." These motions are known as gagging motions.

MP King had just said:

I second the motion. Don't ask, so then you can deny. Nothing changes until this Prime Minister steps up—

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

22nd Mar 2021, 3:15 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Stop MP Albanese from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of stopping Grayndler MP and Leader of the Opposition Anthony Albanese (Labor) from speaking any more in this debate. In parliamentary jargon, they voted "That the Member be no longer heard." These motions are known as gagging motions.

MP Albanese had just said:

The PM is an empathy vacuum but an accountability black hole.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

10th Dec 2020, 9:40 AM – Representatives Motions - Workplace Relations - Stop Watson MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion "That the Member be no longer heard." In other words, they voted to stop Watson MP Tony Burke (Labor) from speaking any further in this debate.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

9th Dec 2020, 3:06 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Stop MP 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.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

9th Dec 2020, 3:03 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Stop MP 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.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

30th Nov 2020, 3:18 PM – Representatives Motions - Pensions and Benefits - Stop MP for Maribyrnong from speaking

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

absent No (strong) Passed by a small majority

30th Nov 2020, 3:13 PM – Representatives Motions - Pensions and Benefits - Stop MP for Grayndler 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 types of motions are known as gagging motions.

absent No (strong) Passed by a small majority

26th Oct 2020, 3:06 PM – Representatives Motions - Morrison Government - Stop MP for Watson from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion "That the member be no longer heard." In other words, they voted that the MP for Watson Tony Burke (Labor) stop speaking for the rest of this debate. These motions are known as gagging orders.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

26th Oct 2020, 3:03 PM – Representatives Motions - Morrison Government - Stop MP for Grayndler from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion "That the member be no longer heard." In other words, they voted that the MP for Grayndler Anthony Albanese (Labor) stop speaking for the rest of this debate. These motions are known as gagging orders.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

20th Oct 2020, 12:12 PM – Representatives Motions - Western Sydney Airport - Stop MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop the MP for Scullin Andrew Giles from speaking anymore in this debate.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

20th Oct 2020, 12:07 PM – Representatives Motions - Western Sydney Airport - Stop MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop the MP for Ballarat Catherine King from speaking anymore in this debate.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

3rd Sep 2020, 5:02 PM – Representatives Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Stop Griffith MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop the Member for Griffith Terri Butler (Labor) from speaking any further in this debate. These motions are known as gagging orders.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

3rd Sep 2020, 4:59 PM – Representatives Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - 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. These motions are known as gagging orders.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

3rd Sep 2020, 4:45 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Stop MP for Grittith from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion "That the Member be no longer heard." In other words, the majority voted in favour of stopping MP for Griffith Terri Butler (Labor) from speaking any further in this debate. These types of motions are known as gagging motions.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

3rd Sep 2020, 4:43 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Stop MP for Watson from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion "That the Member be no longer heard." In other words, the majority voted in favour of stopping MP for Watson Tony Burke (Labor) from speaking any further in this debate. These types of motions are known as gagging motions.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

3rd Sep 2020, 4:30 PM – Representatives Motions - Morrison Government - Stop MP for Pearce from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion "That the Member be no longer heard." In other words, they voted to stop the MP for Pearce Christian Porter (Liberal) from speaking any further in this debate. These motions are known as gagging motions.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

1st Sep 2020, 4:50 PM – Representatives Motions - Assistant Treasurer - Stop Member for Whitlam from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop the Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones (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 Sep 2020, 4:46 PM – Representatives Motions - Assistant Treasurer - Stop Member for Blaxland from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to stop the Member for Blaxland Jason Clare (Labor) from speaking any further in this debate. These motions are known as "gagging orders."

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

31st Aug 2020, 12:08 PM – Representatives Motions - Covid-19: Aged Care - Stop Franklin MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a "gagging motion" that will stop the Member for Franklin Julie Collins (Labor) from speaking any further in this debate.

Motion text

That the Member be no longer heard.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

31st Aug 2020, 12:04 PM – Representatives Motions - Covid-19: Aged Care - Stop Grayndler MP from speaking

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The majority voted in favour of a "gagging motion" that will stop the Leader of the Opposition and Grayndler MP Anthony Albanese (Labor) from speaking any further in this debate.

Motion text

That the Member be no longer heard.

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

27th Aug 2020, 9:45 AM – Representatives Motions - Covid-19: Hydroxychloroquine - Stop Macarthur MP from speaking

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

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

27th Aug 2020, 9:40 AM – Representatives Motions - Covid-19: Hydroxychloroquine - Stop McMahon MP from speaking

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

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

25th Aug 2020, 4:38 PM – Representatives Motions - Covid-19 - Stop Brand MP from speaking

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

No No (strong) Passed by a small majority

How "voted very 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 21 1050 1050
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 2 50 100
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: 1100 1150

*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 = 1100 / 1150 = 96%.

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