How Ian Macfarlane voted compared to someone who agrees 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')

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for letting all MPs or Senators speak in Parliament (procedural)” which Ian Macfarlane could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Ian Macfarlane on this policy.

Division Ian Macfarlane Supporters vote

5th May 2016, 11:22 AM – Representatives Motions - Budget - Stop Tony Burke speaking

Yes No

5th May 2016, 11:13 AM – Representatives Motions - Budget - Stop MP Chris Bowen from speaking

Yes No

22nd Feb 2016, 3:22 PM – Representatives Motions - Minister for Immigration and Border Protection; Attempted Censure - Stop Andrew Wilkie speaking

Yes No

10th Feb 2016, 3:12 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Stop Tony Burke from speaking

Yes No

10th Feb 2016, 3:06 PM – Representatives Motions — Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Stop Bill Shorten speaking

Yes No

9th Feb 2016, 1:00 PM – Representatives Motions - Minister for Human Services; Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders - Stop Tony Burke from speaking

Yes No

9th Feb 2016, 12:52 PM – Representatives Motions - Minister for Human Services; Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders - Stop Mark Dreyfus from speaking

Yes No

2nd Dec 2015, 9:17 AM – Representatives Motions - Special Minister of State - Stop Mr Burke from speaking

Yes No

2nd Dec 2015, 9:09 AM – Representatives Motions - Special Minister of State - Stop Mr Dreyfus from speaking

Yes No

3rd Dec 2014, 9:44 AM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Stop Mr Shorten from speaking further

Yes No

6th Mar 2014, 12:09 PM – Representatives Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 - Third Reading - That the member be no longer heard

Yes No

6th Mar 2014, 9:12 AM – Representatives Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 - Second Reading - That the member be no longer heard

Yes No

12th Feb 2014, 6:16 PM – Representatives Motions - Abbott Government; Attempted Censure - Stop Mr Tehan from speaking (plus an accidental rebellion)

No No

13th Nov 2013, 9:11 AM – Representatives Motions — National Security — Transparency of asylum policy

Yes No

5th Jun 2013, 3:17 PM – Representatives Motions - National Security - That the member be no longer heard

No No

29th Nov 2012, 9:30 AM – Representatives Private Members' Business - Migration Amendment (Reinstatement of Temporary Protection Visas) Bill 2012 - Stop MP from speaking

No No

23rd Aug 2012, 9:06 AM – Representatives Motions - Asylum Seekers - Stop Scott Morrison from speaking

No No

13th Oct 2011 – Representatives Matters of Public Importance - Carbon Pricing - That the member no longer be heard

Yes No

7th Jul 2011 – Representatives Business - Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders - That the member be no longer heard

Yes No

21st Jun 2011 – Representatives Motions - Carbon Pricing - That the member be no longer heard

Yes No

22nd Feb 2011, 4:03 PM – Representatives Economy - Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders - That the member be no longer heard

Yes No

28th Oct 2010, 2:55 PM – Representatives Questions without Notice - Electricity Prices - That the member be no longer heard

Yes No

19th Mar 2008, 9:16 AM – Representatives Motions — Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008 — That the member be no longer heard

No No

19th Mar 2008, 9:07 AM – Representatives Motions - Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008 - That the member be no longer heard

No No

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for letting all MPs or Senators speak in Parliament (procedural)” which Ian Macfarlane could have attended.

Division Ian Macfarlane Supporters vote
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How "voted generally against" 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 6
MP voted against policy 0% 25 18
MP absent 50% 25 0
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 0
MP voted against policy 0% 5 0
MP absent 50% 1 0

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) = 150.0 / 600 = 25%.

And then this average agreement score