How Eric Abetz voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should introduce legislation that increases the powers and influence of trade unions in workplace relations

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace” which Eric Abetz could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Eric Abetz on this policy.

Division Eric Abetz Supporters vote
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Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace” which Eric Abetz could have attended.

Division Eric Abetz Supporters vote

25th Feb 2020, 4:43 PM – Senate Motions - Workplace Relations - Greyhound Resources

No Yes

12th Nov 2019, 1:22 PM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2019 - in Committee - Non-registered agreements

No Yes

18th Apr 2016, 6:23 PM – Senate Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and one other - Second Reading - Agree with the bills' main idea

Yes No

4th Sep 2014, 12:28 PM – Senate Motions - Australian Workforce - Insecure work

No Yes

28th Jun 2013, 3:08 PM – Senate Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013 - Third Reading - Read a third time

No Yes

28th Jun 2013, 3:04 PM – Senate Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013 - Second Reading - Read a second time

No Yes

27th Jun 2013, 10:12 PM – Senate Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 - Second Reading - Right of entry

No Yes

27th Jun 2013, 10:08 PM – Senate Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 - Second Reading - Workplace Bullying

Yes No

24th Jun 2013, 10:55 PM – Senate Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Service Providers and Other Governance Measures) Bill 2013 - Second Reading - Independent directors

Yes No

12th Sep 2012 – Senate Motions - Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union - CFMEU Blockade

Yes No

21st Mar 2012, 12:04 PM – Senate Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Bill 2011 [2012] - Second Reading - Read a second time

No Yes

20th Mar 2012, 6:15 PM – Senate Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Bill 2012 - Agree to and pass the bill

No Yes

20th Mar 2012, 6:03 PM – Senate Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Read a second time

No Yes

13th Oct 2011 – Senate Motions - Australian Building and Construction Commission - Support the Commission

Yes No

21st Jun 2011 – Senate Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Bill 2011 - In Committee - Quorum requirement

Yes No

20th Jun 2011 – Senate Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Bill 2011 - In Committee - ACTU nomination of board members

Yes No

How "voted consistently 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 0
MP voted against policy 0% 25 0
MP absent 50% 25 0
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 0
MP voted against policy 0% 5 16
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) = 0.0 / 80 = 0%.

And then this average agreement score