How Andrew Robb 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 Andrew Robb Supporters vote

5th May 2016, 11:26 AM – Representatives Motions - Budget - Put the motion

absent Yes (strong)

2nd Jun 2015, 8:05 PM – Representatives Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2015 - Second Reading - Ask the question

absent Yes (strong)

22nd Oct 2014, 5:00 PM – Representatives Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - Second Reading - End debate on bill's main idea

Yes Yes (strong)

4th Sep 2014, 12:34 PM – Representatives Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 - Second Reading - End debate on bill's main idea

absent Yes (strong)

2nd Sep 2014, 6:15 PM – Representatives Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014 — Consideration of Senate Message — Put the question (agree to the amendments)

Yes Yes (strong)

1st Sep 2014, 1:57 PM – Representatives Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014 — Third Reading — Put the question (read a third time)

absent Yes (strong)

1st Sep 2014, 1:50 PM – Representatives Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014 — Consideration in Detail — Put the question (agree to the bill)

absent Yes (strong)

1st Sep 2014, 1:36 PM – Representatives Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014 — Consideration in Detail — Put the question (suspend standing orders)

absent Yes (strong)

26th Aug 2014 – Representatives Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 — Consideration of Senate Message — Put the question

absent Yes (strong)

16th Jul 2014, 6:32 PM – Representatives National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 — Third Reading — Put the question (to read a third time)

absent Yes (strong)

16th Jul 2014, 6:22 PM – Representatives National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 — Third Reading — Put the question (to suspend standing orders)

absent Yes (strong)

16th Jul 2014, 5:59 PM – Representatives National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 — Consideration in Detail — Put the question (to agree to the bill)

absent Yes (strong)

16th Jul 2014, 4:23 PM – Representatives National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 — Second Reading — Put the question (to read a second time)

Yes Yes (strong)

14th Jul 2014, 5:41 PM – Representatives Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 and related bills - Consideration in Detail - Put the question

Yes Yes (strong)

14th Jul 2014, 5:03 PM – Representatives Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 and related bills — Second Reading — Put the Greens amendment

Yes Yes (strong)

25th Jun 2014, 6:39 PM – Representatives Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 - Second Reading - End debate on whether to criticise the Government's climate change policies

absent Yes (strong)

6th Mar 2014, 12:31 PM – Representatives Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 - Third Reading - Put the question

Yes Yes (strong)

6th Mar 2014, 12:20 PM – Representatives Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 - Third Reading - Put the question

Yes Yes (strong)

6th Mar 2014, 11:52 AM – Representatives Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 - Consideration in Detail - Put the question

Yes Yes (strong)

6th Mar 2014, 11:33 AM – Representatives Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Put the question

Yes Yes (strong)

9th Dec 2013, 5:54 PM – Representatives Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2013 - Consideration of Senate Message - Put the question re: removing the debt limit

absent Yes (strong)

9th Dec 2013, 4:59 PM – Representatives Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2013 - Consideration of Senate Message - Put the question

absent Yes (strong)

21st Nov 2013 – Representatives Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 - Motion to Dissent from Ruling - Put the question

absent Yes (strong)

27th Jun 2013, 12:50 PM – Representatives Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013 - Consideration in Detail - Put the question

No Yes (strong)

27th Jun 2012, 6:42 PM – Representatives Migration Legislation Amendment (The Bali Process) Bill 2012 - Consideration in Detail - Put the question

No Yes (strong)

11th Feb 2010, 11:03 AM – Representatives Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2010 and related bills - Second Reading - Put the question

No Yes (strong)

29th Oct 2009, 1:47 PM – Representatives Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] - Second Reading - Put the question

absent Yes (strong)

22nd Oct 2009, 1:40 PM – Representatives Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009 — Second Reading — Put the question

absent Yes (strong)

4th Jun 2009, 11:32 AM – Representatives Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 - Consideration in Detail - Put the question

No Yes (strong)

23rd Sep 2008, 6:05 PM – Representatives Motions - Urgent Relief for Single Age Pensioners Bill 2008 - Consideration of Senate Message

No Yes (strong)

29th May 2008, 1:30 PM – Representatives Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy Surcharge Thresholds) Bill 2008 - Second Reading - Put the question

No Yes (strong)

8th Aug 2007, 9:10 AM – Representatives Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Testing) Legislation - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

2nd Nov 2006, 11:29 AM – Representatives Medibank Private Sale Bill 2006 - Allotment of Time - Put the question

Yes Yes (strong)

How "a mixture of for and 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 11 550 550
MP voted against policy 6 0 300
MP absent 16 400 800
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: 950 1650

*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 = 950 / 1650 = 58%.

And then