How Tim Hammond voted compared to someone who agrees 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

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural)” which Tim Hammond could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Tim Hammond on this policy.

Division Tim Hammond Supporters vote

8th May 2018, 4:24 PM – Representatives Motions - Economy - Suspend standing orders

absent Yes

8th Feb 2018, 10:48 AM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan No. 2) Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Suspend standing orders

No Yes

26th Oct 2017, 3:04 PM – Representatives Motions - Minister for Employment - Suspend the rules

absent Yes

25th Oct 2017, 6:00 PM – Representatives Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Suspend the rules

absent Yes

25th Oct 2017, 3:10 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Suspend rules to let vote happen

absent Yes

7th Sep 2017, 3:01 PM – Representatives Motions - Deputy Prime Minister - Let a vote happen

absent Yes

6th Sep 2017, 3:28 PM – Representatives Questions without Notice - Economy - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

4th Sep 2017, 3:04 PM – Representatives Motions - Deputy Prime Minister - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

17th Aug 2017, 3:22 PM – Representatives Motions - Qualifications of Members - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

16th Aug 2017, 3:08 PM – Representatives Motions - Qualifications of Members - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

15th Aug 2017, 3:15 PM – Representatives Motions - Qualifications of Members - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

14th Aug 2017, 5:57 PM – Representatives Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Suspend standing orders

No Yes

14th Aug 2017, 3:20 PM – Representatives Motions - Deputy Prime Minister - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

21st Jun 2017, 9:50 AM – Representatives Motions - Workplace Relations - Suspend the rules to let a vote happen

Yes Yes

22nd Mar 2017, 9:52 AM – Representatives Motions - Racial Discrimination Act 1975 - Let the motion be voted on

Yes Yes

16th Feb 2017, 9:50 AM – Representatives Motions - Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 - Suspend rules to let vote happen

Yes Yes

13th Feb 2017, 12:14 PM – Representatives Motions - Housing Affordability - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

1st Dec 2016, 3:23 PM – Representatives Motions - Working Holiday Maker Program - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

1st Dec 2016, 9:55 AM – Representatives Motions - Taxation - Let vote happen

Yes Yes

28th Nov 2016, 12:37 PM – Representatives Motions - Attorney-General - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

7th Nov 2016, 1:02 PM – Representatives Motions - Turnbull Government - Suspend standing orders

Yes Yes

20th Oct 2016, 3:00 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Suspend standing orders

Yes Yes

18th Oct 2016, 4:29 PM – Representatives Motions - Gun Control - Suspend standing orders

Yes Yes

18th Oct 2016, 3:18 PM – Representatives Motions - Gun Control - Suspend standing orders

absent Yes

17th Oct 2016, 8:29 PM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016 - Third Reading - Vote on whether to pass bill now

No Yes

12th Sep 2016, 12:22 PM – Representatives Registration of Deaths Abroad Amendment Bill 2016 - Third Reading - Suspend standing orders

No Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural)” which Tim Hammond could have attended.

Division Tim Hammond Supporters vote
no votes listed

How "voted generally 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 16
MP voted against policy 0% 25 4
MP absent 50% 25 6
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) = 475.0 / 650 = 73%.

And then this average agreement score