How Peter Whish-Wilson voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should increase the Youth Allowance rate to ensure that it covers basic living costs

Division Peter Whish-Wilson Supporters vote

18th Mar 2021, 3:05 PM – Senate Social Services Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Income Support) Bill 2021 - Second Reading - Greens amendments (raise youth allowance etc)

Yes Yes

10th Dec 2020, 4:41 PM – Senate Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Increase Jobseeker Payment and Youth Allowance

Yes Yes

9th Dec 2020, 4:27 PM – Senate Motions - Coronavirus Supplement - Increaserate of Jobseeker and Youth Allowance

Yes Yes

11th Nov 2020, 4:06 PM – Senate Motions - Coronavirus Supplement - Increase JobSeeker Payment and Youth Allowance

Yes Yes

11th Nov 2020, 11:50 AM – Senate Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Coronavirus and Other Measures) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Increase support

Yes Yes

24th Jul 2019, 3:55 PM – Senate Motions - Newstart Allowance, Youth Allowance - Increase

Yes Yes

4th Jul 2019, 5:33 PM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Relief So Working Australians Keep More of Their Money) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Government should increase Newstart & Youth Allowance

Yes Yes

4th Jul 2019, 12:31 PM – Senate Motions - Newstart and Youth Allowance - Raise by $75 a week

Yes Yes

12th Nov 2018, 4:57 PM – Senate Motions - Anti-Poverty Week - Increase Newstart & Youth Allowance

Yes Yes

20th Jun 2018, 11:40 AM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Raise minimum wage, Newstart and Youth Allowance

Yes Yes

10th May 2018, 12:10 PM – Senate Motions - Pensions and Benefits - Increase single rate of Newstart and Youth Allowance

Yes Yes

14th Aug 2017, 10:08 AM – Senate Social Security Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

Yes Yes (strong)

14th Oct 2015, 3:51 PM – Senate Motions - Anti-Poverty Week - Address poverty

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 1 50 50
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 12 120 120
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 170 170

*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 = 170 / 170 = 100%.

And then