How Sharman Stone voted compared to someone who believes that Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senators should vote to suspend standing and sessional orders (that is, the procedural rules of Parliament) so that their colleagues can introduce motions for Parliament to vote on even when the the procedural rules would prevent them from doing so

Division Sharman Stone Supporters vote

5th May 2016, 11:28 AM – Representatives Motions - Budget - Suspend standing orders

No Yes (strong)

19th Apr 2016, 3:32 PM – Representatives Motions - High Speed Rail Planning Authority Bill 2016 - Suspend standing orders

No Yes (strong)

16th Mar 2016, 3:20 PM – Representatives Motions - Turnbull Government - Suspend standing motions

No Yes (strong)

10th Feb 2016, 3:16 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Suspend standing orders

No Yes (strong)

9th Feb 2015, 3:32 PM – Representatives Motions — Prime Minister — Suspension of standing orders

No Yes (strong)

3rd Dec 2014 – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Against university fee deregulation

No Yes (strong)

26th Nov 2014, 10:04 AM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Let motion against ABC cuts be moved

absent Yes (strong)

26th Nov 2014 – Representatives Motions - Defence Procurement, Minister for Defence - Let Opposition Leader put motion

absent Yes (strong)

24th Nov 2014, 3:26 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Attempted Censure

absent Yes (strong)

27th Oct 2014, 3:16 PM – Representatives Attempted Censure — Minister for Agriculture

absent Yes (strong)

1st Sep 2014, 1:43 PM – Representatives Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014 — Consideration in Detail — Suspend standing and sessional orders

No Yes (strong)

16th Jul 2014, 6:30 PM – Representatives National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 — Third Reading — Suspend standing and sessional orders

Yes Yes (strong)

25th Jun 2014, 6:52 PM – Representatives Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 - Third Reading - Suspend standing orders so as to move third reading motion

Yes Yes (strong)

6th Mar 2014, 12:27 PM – Representatives Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 - Third Reading - Suspend standing orders

Yes Yes (strong)

14th Nov 2013, 3:24 PM – Representatives Motions - Asylum Seekers - Transparency

No Yes (strong)

26th Jun 2013, 3:24 PM – Representatives Motions - Labor Party Leadership - End Labor's internal arguments

Yes Yes (strong)

5th Jun 2013, 4:19 PM – Representatives Motions - National Security - Suspend standing and sessional orders

Yes Yes (strong)

5th Jun 2013, 3:53 PM – Representatives Motions - National Security - Suspend standing and sessional orders

Yes Yes (strong)

5th Jun 2013, 3:38 PM – Representatives Motions - National Security - Suspend standing and sessional orders

Yes Yes (strong)

3rd Jun 2013, 3:37 PM – Representatives Motions - National Security - Suspend standing and sessional orders

Yes Yes (strong)

15th May 2013, 5:34 PM – Representatives Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Service Providers and Other Governance Measures) Bill 2012 - Consideration in Detail - Recommital on Opposition amendments

No Yes (strong)

28th Jun 2012, 4:04 AM – Representatives Motions - Asylum Seekers - Suspend standing orders

Yes Yes (strong)

11th Oct 2011 – Representatives Motions - Carbon Pricing - Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders

Yes Yes (strong)

11th Oct 2011 – Representatives Motions - Carbon Pricing - Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders

Yes Yes (strong)

7th Jul 2011 – Representatives Motions - Gillard Government; Censure - Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders

Yes Yes (strong)

5th Jul 2011 – Representatives Motions - Carbon Pricing - Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders

Yes Yes (strong)

21st Jun 2011 – Representatives Motions - Carbon Pricing - Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders

Yes Yes (strong)

20th Jun 2011 – Representatives Motions - Live Animal Exports - Ensure resumption of trade

Yes Yes (strong)

16th Jun 2011 – Representatives Motions - Live Animal Exports - Inquiry into decision to ban live cattle trade to Indonesia

Yes Yes (strong)

14th Jun 2011 – Representatives Motions - Asylum Seekers - Suspend standing orders

Yes Yes (strong)

2nd Jun 2011 – Representatives Motions - Carbon Pricing - Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders

Yes Yes (strong)

10th May 2011 – Representatives Motions - Asylum Seekers - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes (strong)

24th Feb 2011, 3:00 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders

Yes Yes (strong)

22nd Feb 2011, 4:09 PM – Representatives Banking — Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders

Yes Yes (strong)

27th Oct 2010, 9:31 AM – Representatives Private Members’ Business - Asylum Seekers - Suspend standing and sessional orders

absent Yes (strong)

3rd Jun 2010, 2:33 PM – Representatives Motions - Australian Mining Industry — Suspension of Standing Orders (re: Impact on jobs)

Yes Yes (strong)

23rd Sep 2008, 3:24 PM – Representatives Motions - Urgent Relief for Single Age Pensioners Legislation - Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders

Yes Yes (strong)

19th Mar 2008, 9:19 AM – Representatives Motions - Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008 - Suspend standing orders

Yes Yes (strong)

8th Aug 2007, 9:15 AM – Representatives Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Testing) Legislation - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes (strong)

How "generally 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 25 1250 1250
MP voted against policy 9 0 450
MP absent 5 125 250
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: 1375 1950

*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 = 1375 / 1950 = 71%.

And then