How Tony Sheldon 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 Tony Sheldon Supporters vote

1st Sep 2020, 12:52 PM – Senate Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Jobkeeper Payments) Amendment Bill 2020 - in Committee - Childcare providers

absent Yes

1st Sep 2020, 12:45 PM – Senate Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Jobkeeper Payments) Amendment Bill 2020 - in Committee - University workers

absent Yes

17th Jun 2020, 7:20 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Amendment Rules (No. 2) 2020 - Disallow higher education provisions

Yes Yes

17th Jun 2020, 7:16 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Amendment Rules (No. 2) 2020 - Disallow sovereign entity provisions

Yes Yes

17th Jun 2020, 11:04 AM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 2) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Fair Work Commission oversight

Yes Yes

15th Jun 2020, 4:13 PM – Senate Motions - Covid-19: Higher Education - Extend JobKeeper

Yes Yes

10th Jun 2020, 6:57 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Amendment Rules (No. 2) 2020; Disallowance - Extend JobKeeper to universities

Yes Yes

14th May 2020, 12:05 PM – Senate Motions - Jobkeeper Payment - Dnata workers

Yes Yes

13th May 2020, 4:29 PM – Senate Motions - Jobkeeper Payment - Extend

Yes Yes

8th Apr 2020, 8:22 PM – Senate Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 and related bills - Second Reading - JobKeeper accessibility and the Arts

Yes Yes

8th Apr 2020, 8:19 PM – Senate Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 and related bills - Second Reading - Accessibility of support

Yes Yes

8th Apr 2020, 8:12 PM – Senate Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 and related bills - Second Reading - Casual workers

absent Yes

8th Apr 2020, 8:08 PM – Senate Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 and related bills - Second Reading - Visa holders

Yes Yes

8th Apr 2020, 8:05 PM – Senate Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 and related bills - Second Reading - Extend accessibility of JobKeeper Payment

Yes Yes

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 11 110 110
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 3 3 6
Total: 113 116

*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 = 113 / 116 = 97%.

And then