How Tony Sheldon 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 Tony Sheldon Supporters vote

30th Nov 2021, 12:55 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Vote immediately on the question

absent Yes (strong)

10th Aug 2021, 12:46 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Speed things along

absent Yes (strong)

10th Aug 2021, 12:28 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Speed things along

absent Yes (strong)

10th Aug 2021, 12:11 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Speed things along

absent Yes (strong)

9th Aug 2021, 4:18 PM – Senate Motions - Commonwealth Integrity Commission - Put the question

absent Yes (strong)

9th Aug 2021, 4:05 PM – Senate Motions - Covid-19: Income Support - Speed things along

absent Yes (strong)

3rd Aug 2021, 3:22 PM – Senate Motions - Taxation - Speed things along

absent Yes (strong)

10th Dec 2020, 9:36 AM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

8th Oct 2020, 5:34 PM – Senate Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020 - Third Reading - Put the question

No Yes (strong)

8th Oct 2020, 12:21 PM – Senate Business - Days and Hours of Meeting - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

26th Aug 2020, 11:24 AM – Senate Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Improving Assistance for Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Families) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Put the question

Yes Yes (strong)

26th Aug 2020, 10:52 AM – Senate Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Improving Assistance for Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Families) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Put the question

Yes Yes (strong)

18th Jun 2020, 1:05 PM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Speed things along

absent Yes (strong)

18th Jun 2020, 11:32 AM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (Your Superannuation, Your Choice) Bill 2019 - in Committee - Speed things along

absent Yes (strong)

18th Jun 2020, 10:31 AM – Senate Business - Senate Temporary Orders - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

18th Jun 2020, 10:16 AM – Senate Business - Senate Temporary Orders - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

16th Jun 2020, 3:11 PM – Senate Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2019 - Consideration of House of Representatives Message - Put the question

absent Yes (strong)

10th Feb 2020, 4:04 PM – Senate Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Amendment (Improving Safety) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Put the question

Yes Yes (strong)

5th Dec 2019, 3:12 PM – Senate Business - Consideration of Legislation - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

4th Dec 2019, 10:10 AM – Senate Business - Consideration of Legislation - Put the question

No Yes (strong)

28th Nov 2019, 10:10 AM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Put the question

No Yes (strong)

26th Nov 2019, 3:46 PM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Speed things along

No Yes (strong)

14th Nov 2019, 11:31 AM – Senate National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Streamlined Governance) Bill 2019 - in Committee - Put the question

No Yes (strong)

14th Nov 2019, 11:23 AM – Senate National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Streamlined Governance) Bill 2019 - in Committee - Put the question

No Yes (strong)

4th Jul 2019, 9:35 AM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Speed things along

Yes Yes (strong)

How "a mixture of for and against" 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 9 450 450
MP voted against policy 6 0 300
MP absent 10 250 500
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 700 1250

*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 = 700 / 1250 = 56%.

And then