How Maria Kovacic 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 Maria Kovacic could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Maria Kovacic on this policy.

Division Maria Kovacic Supporters vote

18th Mar 2024, 10:42 AM – Senate Motions - Middle East - Let another vote happen

No Yes

27th Feb 2024, 12:24 PM – Senate Motions - Middle East - Let another vote take place

absent Yes

7th Feb 2024, 9:55 AM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Suspend the rules for a motion on Gaza

absent Yes

6th Feb 2024, 12:40 PM – Senate Motions - Albanese Government - Let another vote take place

Yes Yes

7th Dec 2023, 9:17 AM – Senate Business - Consideration of Legislation - Suspend the usual procedural rules

No Yes

6th Dec 2023, 11:05 AM – Senate Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Repudiation) Bill 2023 - Second Reading - Let another motion be introduced

No Yes

5th Dec 2023, 10:06 AM – Senate Motions - Albanese Government - Let another vote take place

Yes Yes

13th Nov 2023, 10:36 AM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Let a vote happen

absent Yes

13th Nov 2023, 10:09 AM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Let another motion be introduced

absent Yes

10th Nov 2023, 3:27 PM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Suspend the usual procedural rules

absent Yes

9th Nov 2023, 3:29 PM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Let a vote happen

absent Yes

10th Aug 2023, 3:11 PM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Suspend the usual procedural rules

No Yes

10th Aug 2023, 12:54 PM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Suspend the usual procedural rules

No Yes

22nd Jun 2023, 3:17 PM – Senate Motions - Minister for Finance - Let another vote happen

Yes Yes

19th Jun 2023, 11:53 AM – Senate Business - Consideration of Legislation - Suspend the usual rules

Yes Yes

16th Jun 2023, 10:07 AM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Suspend the usual procedural rules

Yes 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 Maria Kovacic could have attended.

Division Maria Kovacic Supporters vote

5th Dec 2023, 7:14 PM – Senate Business - Consideration of Legislation - Petroleum mining developments

No Yes

18th Oct 2023, 11:00 AM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Let another motion be moved

Yes Yes

How "voted a mixture of for and against" 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 5
MP voted against policy 0% 25 5
MP absent 50% 25 6
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 1
MP voted against policy 0% 5 1
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) = 205.0 / 410 = 50%.

And then this average agreement score