How Steve Martin voted compared to someone who agrees that The federal government should make its data and documents more accessible for the general public and Parliament

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for increasing accessibility of government data and documents” which Steve Martin could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Steve Martin on this policy.

Division Steve Martin Supporters vote
no votes listed

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for increasing accessibility of government data and documents” which Steve Martin could have attended.

Division Steve Martin Supporters vote

2nd Apr 2019, 4:54 PM – Senate Documents - Seismic Testing - Order for the Production of Documents

No Yes

14th Feb 2019, 12:40 PM – Senate Documents - Gene Technology Regulations 2001 - Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

14th Feb 2019, 12:34 PM – Senate Documents - Association for the Conservation of Threatened Parrots - Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

13th Feb 2019, 4:42 PM – Senate Documents - Murray-Darling Basin Plan - Order for the Production of Documents

No Yes

13th Feb 2019, 4:26 PM – Senate Documents - Murray-Darling Basin Plan - Order for the Production of Documents

No Yes

4th Dec 2018, 4:54 PM – Senate Documents - Mining - Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

3rd Dec 2018, 4:46 PM – Senate Documents - Centrelink - Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

29th Nov 2018, 12:23 PM – Senate Documents - Tourism Australia - Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

28th Nov 2018, 4:09 PM – Senate Documents - Live Animal Exports - Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

26th Nov 2018 – Senate Motions - Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

26th Nov 2018 – Senate Motions - Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry - Publish submissions with consent

absent Yes

14th Nov 2018, 4:19 PM – Senate Documents - Gretals Australia Pty Ltd - Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

14th Nov 2018, 4:16 PM – Senate Documents - Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

14th Nov 2018, 4:12 PM – Senate Documents - Centrelink - Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

13th Nov 2018, 4:01 PM – Senate Documents - Australian and Children's Screen Content Review - Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

13th Nov 2018, 3:57 PM – Senate Documents - Australian Research Council - Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

13th Nov 2018, 3:52 PM – Senate Documents - Australian Research Council - Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

17th Oct 2018, 4:05 PM – Senate Motions - Order for the Production of Documents - National Greenhouse Gas Inventory

absent Yes

16th Oct 2018, 3:50 PM – Senate Motions - Religious Freedom Review - Discrimination against LGBTI students and staff

absent Yes

20th Sep 2018, 10:01 AM – Senate Documents - Religious Freedom Review Expert Panel - Order for the Production of Documents

No Yes

17th Sep 2018, 3:43 PM – Senate Motions - Great Barrier Reef Foundation - Table due diligence report

No Yes

11th Sep 2018, 3:52 PM – Senate Documents - National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Site Selection Process - Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

21st Aug 2018, 3:46 PM – Senate Documents - Department of Human Services - Order for the Production of Documents

No Yes

15th Aug 2018, 4:24 PM – Senate Documents - Murray-Darling Basin Plan - Order for the Production of Documents

No Yes

19th Jun 2018, 4:21 PM – Senate Documents - Department of Health - Order for the Production of Documents

No Yes

27th Mar 2018, 4:38 PM – Senate Documents - Future Submarine Project - Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

20th Mar 2018, 3:50 PM – Senate Documents - Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia - Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

How "voted generally 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 8
MP absent 50% 1 19

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) = 9.5 / 59 = 16%.

And then this average agreement score