How Alex Gallacher voted compared to someone who agrees 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

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural)” which Alex Gallacher could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Alex Gallacher on this policy.

Division Alex Gallacher Supporters vote

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

absent Yes

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

absent Yes

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

absent Yes

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

absent Yes

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

absent Yes

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

absent Yes

16th Jun 2021, 4:26 PM – Senate Notices - Presentation - Speed things along

No Yes

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

Yes Yes

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

absent Yes

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

absent Yes

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

absent Yes

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

absent Yes

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

absent Yes

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

absent Yes

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

Yes Yes

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

Yes Yes

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

Yes Yes

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

absent Yes

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

Yes Yes

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

No Yes

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

No Yes

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

No Yes

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

absent Yes

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

absent Yes

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

Yes Yes

12th Nov 2018, 12:13 PM – Senate A Fair Go for Australians in Trade Bill 2018 [No. 2] - Second Reading - Put the question

Yes Yes

17th Sep 2018, 5:00 PM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (Black Economy Taskforce Measures No. 1) Bill 2018 - in Committee - Put the question

Yes Yes

17th Sep 2018, 1:48 PM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (Black Economy Taskforce Measures No. 1) Bill 2018 - in Committee - Put the question

Yes Yes

10th Sep 2018, 11:31 AM – Senate Animal Export Legislation Amendment (Ending Long-Haul Live Sheep Exports) Bill 2018 - Third Reading - Put the question

Yes Yes

10th Sep 2018, 11:23 AM – Senate Animal Export Legislation Amendment (Ending Long-Haul Live Sheep Exports) Bill 2018 - in Committee - Speed things along

Yes Yes

23rd Aug 2018, 10:00 AM – Senate Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card Trial Expansion) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Put the question

Yes Yes

27th Jun 2018, 10:23 AM – Senate National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2017 and another - First Reading - Speed things along

Yes Yes

21st Jun 2018, 10:22 AM – Senate Motions - Hanson, Senator Pauline; Censure - Put the question

No Yes

19th Oct 2017, 12:45 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Citizenship (Authorisation) Revocation and Authorisation Instrument 2017 and another; Disallowance - Speed things along

No Yes

19th Oct 2017, 11:42 AM – Senate Environment and Infrastructure Legislation Amendment (Stop Adani) Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Speed things along

No Yes

1st Dec 2016, 8:42 PM – Senate Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2016 - Third Reading - Speed things along

No Yes

1st Dec 2016, 8:38 PM – Senate Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2016 - Second Reading - Speed things along

No Yes

1st Dec 2016, 8:30 PM – Senate Income Tax Rates Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016 (No. 2) - Third Reading - Speeding things along

No Yes

17th Mar 2016, 12:01 PM – Senate Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2013 - Second Reading - Speed things along

No Yes

2nd Mar 2016, 12:05 PM – Senate Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016 - First Reading - Put the question

No Yes

2nd Mar 2016, 11:57 AM – Senate Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016 - First Reading - Put the question

No Yes

2nd Mar 2016, 11:49 AM – Senate Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016 - First Reading - Put the question

No Yes

2nd Mar 2016, 11:36 AM – Senate Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016 - First Reading - Put the question

No Yes

2nd Mar 2016, 11:24 AM – Senate Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016 - First Reading - Put the question

No Yes

2nd Dec 2014, 5:32 PM – Senate Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 - Second Reading - End debate on bill's main idea

Yes Yes

30th Sep 2014, 5:21 PM – Senate Committees - Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration - End debate on whether to create committee

Yes Yes

30th Sep 2014, 5:13 PM – Senate Committees - Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration - End debate on whether to include Bligh Government in inquiry

Yes Yes

25th Sep 2014, 1:41 PM – Senate National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 - in Committee - End debate on whether to limit ASIO's access to devices

No Yes

23rd Sep 2014, 5:35 PM – Senate Committees — Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration — End debate on whether to debate the motion

Yes Yes

10th Jul 2014, 9:56 AM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and related bills - Declaration of Urgency - Put the question

absent Yes

19th Jun 2014 – Senate Regulations and Determinations — Australian Meat and Live—stock Industry (Export of Live—stock to Egypt) Repeal Order 2014 - Put the motion (for disallowance)

Yes Yes

15th May 2014, 11:11 AM – Senate National Integrity Commission Bill 2013 - Second Reading - Put the question

No Yes

27th Jun 2013, 11:52 AM – Senate Migration Amendment (Reinstatement of Temporary Protection Visas) Bill 2013 [No. 2] - Second Reading - Put the question

No Yes

20th Jun 2013, 11:21 AM – Senate Marriage Act Amendment (Recognition of Foreign Marriages for Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2013 - Second Reading - End debate on bill's main idea

Yes Yes

19th Jun 2013, 10:47 AM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Put the question (Greens amendment - extend protection)

Yes Yes

19th Jun 2013, 10:12 AM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Put the question (Liberal Party amendment)

Yes Yes

19th Jun 2013, 9:46 AM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Put the question (Greens Party amendment - owner consent)

Yes Yes

19th Mar 2012, 10:21 PM – Senate Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 and related bills - Second Reading - That the question now be put

Yes Yes

19th Mar 2012, 9:26 PM – Senate Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 and related bills - Second Reading - That the question now be put

Yes Yes

8th Nov 2011 – Senate Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - In Committee - Put the question

Yes Yes

12th Oct 2011 – Senate Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - First Reading - Put the question

Yes Yes

11th Oct 2011 – Senate Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2010 - Third Reading - Put the question

Yes Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural)” which Alex Gallacher could have attended.

Division Alex Gallacher Supporters vote

6th Dec 2018, 7:19 PM – Senate Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 - Third Reading - Speeding things along

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 27
MP voted against policy 0% 25 19
MP absent 50% 25 16
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 1
MP voted against policy 0% 5 0
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) = 880.0 / 1555 = 57%.

And then this average agreement score