How Craig Laundy 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 Craig Laundy Supporters vote

21st Feb 2019, 12:31 PM – Representatives Future Drought Fund Bill 2018, Future Drought Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Speed things along

absent Yes (strong)

12th Feb 2019, 6:05 PM – Representatives Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018 - Consideration of Senate Message - Put the question

No Yes (strong)

12th Feb 2019, 5:34 PM – Representatives Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018 - Consideration of Senate Message - Put the question

No Yes (strong)

6th Dec 2018, 1:04 PM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Speed thing along

Yes Yes (strong)

5th Dec 2018, 5:05 PM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Put the question

Yes Yes (strong)

5th Dec 2018, 11:31 AM – Representatives Resolutions of the Senate - Live Animal Exports; Consideration of Senate Message - Speed things along

No Yes (strong)

26th Jun 2018, 4:51 PM – Representatives Taxation Administration Amendment (Corporate Tax Entity Information) Bill 2018 - First Reading - Put the question

Yes Yes (strong)

21st Jun 2018, 10:10 AM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018 - Consideration of Senate Message - Put the motion

Yes Yes (strong)

21st Jun 2018, 9:42 AM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018 - Consideration of Senate Message - Speed things along

Yes Yes

21st Jun 2018, 9:36 AM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018 - Consideration of Senate Message - Put the question

Yes Yes (strong)

18th Jun 2018, 12:59 PM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Axe the Tampon Tax) Bill 2018 - First Reading - Put the question

Yes Yes (strong)

8th Feb 2018, 10:51 AM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan No. 2) Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Put the question

Yes Yes (strong)

4th Dec 2017, 3:33 PM – Representatives National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017 - Consideration of Senate Message - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

26th Oct 2017, 3:02 PM – Representatives Motions - Minister for Employment - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

25th Oct 2017, 6:07 PM – Representatives Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

14th Sep 2017, 12:31 PM – Representatives Motions - Leader of the Opposition - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

13th Sep 2017, 6:19 PM – Representatives Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A More Sustainable, Responsive and Transparent Higher Education System) Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

15th Aug 2017, 4:59 PM – Representatives Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

15th Aug 2017 – Representatives Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Bill 2017 and another - Third Reading - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

21st Jun 2017, 9:47 AM – Representatives Motions - Workplace Relations - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

19th Jun 2017, 4:35 PM – Representatives Medicare Guarantee Bill 2017, Medicare Guarantee (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

29th May 2017, 7:25 PM – Representatives Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

29th May 2017, 7:17 PM – Representatives Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

22nd Mar 2017, 11:17 AM – Representatives Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2016 - Second Reading - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

22nd Mar 2017, 9:49 AM – Representatives Motions - Racial Discrimination Act 1975 - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

16th Feb 2017, 12:55 PM – Representatives Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

16th Feb 2017, 9:48 AM – Representatives Motions — Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 - That the motion be put

Yes Yes (strong)

14th Feb 2017, 7:17 PM – Representatives Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Amendment Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Put the question

Yes Yes (strong)

1st Dec 2016, 6:51 PM – Representatives Resolutions of the Senate - Financial Services; Consideration of Senate Message - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

1st Dec 2016, 4:33 PM – Representatives Income Tax Rates Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016 (No. 2) - Consideration of Senate Message - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

1st Dec 2016, 9:52 AM – Representatives Motions - Taxation - Put the motion

Yes Yes (strong)

10th Nov 2016, 12:44 PM – Representatives Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 - Second Reading - Put the motion

Yes Yes (strong)

7th Nov 2016, 2:53 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Put the question

Yes Yes (strong)

7th Nov 2016, 1:00 PM – Representatives Motions - Turnbull Government - Put the motion

Yes Yes (strong)

20th Oct 2016, 2:57 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Put the question

Yes Yes (strong)

20th Oct 2016, 1:03 PM – Representatives Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016 - Second Reading - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

18th Oct 2016, 3:15 PM – Representatives Motions - Gun Control - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

17th Oct 2016, 7:42 PM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016 - Third Reading - Put the question

Yes Yes (strong)

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

Yes Yes (strong)

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

Yes 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

Yes 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)

Yes 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)

Yes 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)

Yes Yes (strong)

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

Yes 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)

Yes 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)

Yes 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)

Yes 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

Yes 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

Yes Yes (strong)

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

Yes Yes (strong)

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

Yes Yes (strong)

How "almost always 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 56 2800 2800
MP voted against policy 3 0 150
MP absent 1 25 50
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 1 10 10
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 2835 3010

*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 = 2835 / 3010 = 94%.

And then