How Peter Whish-Wilson voted compared to someone who agrees that there should be more scrutiny or oversight of the actions and powers of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), both within Australia and overseas

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for more scrutiny of the Australian Defence Force” which Peter Whish-Wilson could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Peter Whish-Wilson on this policy.

Division Peter Whish-Wilson Supporters vote

4th Sep 2014, 12:52 PM – Senate Defence Legislation Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

Yes Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for more scrutiny of the Australian Defence Force” which Peter Whish-Wilson could have attended.

Division Peter Whish-Wilson Supporters vote

27th Nov 2018, 12:16 PM – Senate Defence Amendment (Call Out of the Australian Defence Force) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

No No

27th Nov 2018, 12:13 PM – Senate Defence Amendment (Call Out of the Australian Defence Force) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Make disallowable instruments

Yes Yes

1st Dec 2016, 1:40 PM – Senate Criminal Code Amendment (War Crimes) Bill 2016 - Second Reading - More scrutiny

Yes Yes

How "voted consistently for" 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 1
MP voted against policy 0% 25 0
MP absent 50% 25 0
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 3
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) = 40.0 / 40 = 100%.

And then this average agreement score