How Kristina Keneally voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should establish an independent inquiry into whether Attorney-General Christian Porter is fit to remain in his role in light of the recent sexual assault allegation

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17th Mar 2021, 4:59 PM – Senate Motions - Independent Inquiry into Sexual Assault Allegations - Attorney-General

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The majority voted against clauses (1)(b) and (2) of a motion introduced by Queensland Senator Larissa Waters (Greens), which means it failed.

Motion text

(1) That the Senate—

(a) ...

(b) calls on the Prime Minister to:

(i) establish an independent inquiry into whether the Attorney-General is fit to remain in that role given rape allegations, and

(ii) urgently act in response to all other calls in the petitions.

(2) That this resolution be transmitted to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

Yes Yes Not passed by a small majority

16th Mar 2021, 4:38 PM – Senate Motions - Attorney-General - Independent inquiry

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The same number of senators voted for and against a motion introduced by South Australian Sarah Hanson-Young (Greens), which means it failed.

Motion text

(1) That the Senate—

(a) notes that allegations of rape have been made against the Attorney-General; and

(b) calls on the Prime Minister to establish an independent inquiry under his ministerial standards into whether the Attorney-General is fit to remain in that role.

(2) That this resolution be transmitted to the House of Representatives for its concurrence.

absent Yes Not passed

How "voted strongly 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 1 10 10
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 1 1 2
Total: 11 12

*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 = 11 / 12 = 92%.

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