How Julie Collins voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should introduce legislation that increases the powers and influence of trade unions in workplace relations

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace” which Julie Collins could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Julie Collins on this policy.

Division Julie Collins Supporters vote
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Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace” which Julie Collins could have attended.

Division Julie Collins Supporters vote

18th Oct 2016, 6:07 PM – Representatives Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 and one other - Third Reading - Pass the bill

No No

4th Feb 2016, 10:39 AM – Representatives Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and another - Third Reading - Pass the bills

No No

4th Feb 2016, 10:20 AM – Representatives Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and another - Second Reading - Agree with the bills' main idea

No No

12th Dec 2013, 5:33 PM – Representatives Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 - Second Reading - Read a second time

absent No

27th Jun 2013, 1:05 PM – Representatives Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013 - Pass the bill

Yes Yes

27th Jun 2013, 12:55 PM – Representatives Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013 - Consideration in Detail - Agree to the bill

Yes Yes

26th Jun 2013, 1:29 PM – Representatives Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013 - Consideration in Detail - Government amendment

Yes Yes

6th Jun 2013, 4:13 PM – Representatives Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 — Consideration in Detail — Right of entry

No No

6th Jun 2013, 3:40 PM – Representatives Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 - Consideration in Detail - Workplace bullying

No No

16th May 2013, 1:29 PM – Representatives Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2013 - Second Reading - Read a second time

No No

22nd Mar 2012, 1:36 PM – Representatives Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Bill 2012 - Consideration in Detail - Agree to the bill

Yes Yes

16th Feb 2012, 9:55 AM – Representatives Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes Yes

15th Jun 2011 – Representatives Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Bill 2011 - Consideration in Detail - ACTU nomination of board members

No No

How "voted consistently for" is worked out

They Vote For You gives each vote a score based on whether the MP voted in agreement with the policy or not. These scores are then averaged with a weighting across all votes that the MP could have voted on relevant to the policy. The overall average score is then converted to a simple english language phrase based on the range of values it's within.

When an MP votes in agreement with a policy the vote is scored as 100%. When they vote against the policy it is scored as 0% and when they are absent it is scored half way between the two at 50%. The half way point effectively says "we don't know whether they are for or against this policy".

The overall agreement score for the policy is worked out by a weighted average of the scores for each vote. The weighting has been chosen so that the most important votes have a weighting 5 times that of the less important votes. Also, absent votes on less important votes are weighted 5 times less again to not penalise MPs for not attending the less important votes. Pressure of other work means MPs or Senators are not always available to vote – it does not always mean they've abstained.

Type of vote Agreement score (s) Weight (w) No of votes (n)
Most important votes MP voted with policy 100% 25 0
MP voted against policy 0% 25 0
MP absent 50% 25 0
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 12
MP voted against policy 0% 5 0
MP absent 50% 1 1

The final agreement score is a weighted average (weighted arithmetic mean) of the scores of the individual votes.

Average agreement score = sum(n×w×s) / sum(n×w) = 60.5 / 61 = 99%.

And then this average agreement score