How Sharon Grierson 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 Sharon Grierson Supporters vote

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

Yes No (strong)

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

Yes No (strong)

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

Yes No (strong)

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

No No (strong)

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

No No (strong)

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

absent No (strong)

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

No No (strong)

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

No No (strong)

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

Yes No (strong)

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

Yes No (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 4 200 200
MP voted against policy 5 0 250
MP absent 1 25 50
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: 225 500

*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 = 225 / 500 = 45%.

And then