How Helen Polley voted compared to someone who agrees that the Australian Government should provide more transparency of our country's political relationship with China

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for increasing transparency of the China-Australia relationship” which Helen Polley could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Helen Polley on this policy.

Division Helen Polley Supporters vote
no votes listed

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for increasing transparency of the China-Australia relationship” which Helen Polley could have attended.

Division Helen Polley Supporters vote

16th Jun 2021, 7:12 PM – Senate Committees - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee' Reference - China

absent Yes

10th Jun 2020, 6:24 PM – Senate Committees - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee; Reference - China

absent Yes

3rd Dec 2019, 7:10 PM – Senate Committees - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee - Australia's relationship with China

absent Yes

11th Nov 2019, 5:50 PM – Senate Committees - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee - Reference

absent Yes

9th Sep 2019, 9:13 PM – Senate Committees - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee - Reference

No Yes

13th Nov 2018, 4:13 PM – Senate Committees - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee - Refer to Committee

No Yes

14th Jun 2017, 4:26 PM – Senate Motions - Influence of Foreign Agents - Royal Commission

No Yes

How "voted almost always 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 3
MP absent 50% 1 4

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) = 2.0 / 19 = 11%.

And then this average agreement score