How Tanya Plibersek voted compared to someone who believes that the JobKeeper payment, which is part of the federal government's response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, should be made available to more workers, including casual workers, workers with major charities, working-visa holders who are still in the country, and workers in sectors such as Education, Disability and Local Government

Division Tanya Plibersek Supporters vote

8th Apr 2020, 4:15 PM – Representatives Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 - Consideration in Detail - Power of eligibility for JobKeeper scheme

No No

8th Apr 2020, 3:46 PM – Representatives Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 and related bills - Second Reading - Eligibility of JobKeeper payment

No No

8th Apr 2020, 3:43 PM – Representatives Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 and related bills - Second Reading - Casual workers

No No

8th Apr 2020, 3:39 PM – Representatives Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 and related bills - Second Reading - Working visa holders

No No

8th Apr 2020, 3:35 PM – Representatives Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 and related bills - Second Reading - Educational sector staff

No No

8th Apr 2020, 3:32 PM – Representatives Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 and related bills - Second Reading - Disability sector

No No

8th Apr 2020, 3:30 PM – Representatives Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 and related bills - Second Reading - Local Government

No No

8th Apr 2020, 3:20 PM – Representatives Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 and related bills - Second Reading - Major charity access to JobKeeper program

No No

How "consistently 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 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 8 80 80
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 80 80

*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 = 80 / 80 = 100%.

And then