How Jane Hume voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should limit the availability of government social security payments

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for decreasing availability of welfare payments” which Jane Hume could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Jane Hume on this policy.

Division Jane Hume Supporters vote

10th Dec 2020, 5:48 PM – Senate Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020 - in Committee - Don't cut the supplement

absent No

3rd Dec 2018, 9:00 PM – Senate Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Promoting Sustainable Welfare) Bill 2018 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Yes Yes

3rd Dec 2018, 8:20 PM – Senate Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Promoting Sustainable Welfare) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

Yes Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for decreasing availability of welfare payments” which Jane Hume could have attended.

Division Jane Hume Supporters vote

18th Mar 2021, 2:54 PM – Senate Social Services Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Income Support) Bill 2021 - Second Reading - Unemployment pay

No No

2nd Sep 2020, 4:01 PM – Senate Motions - Jobseeker Payment - Increase income support

absent No

27th Feb 2020, 12:26 PM – Senate Motions - Child Care - Parents undertaking study

No No

12th Nov 2018, 4:54 PM – Senate Motions - Anti-Poverty Week - Against punitive approach to social policy

No No

21st Jun 2017, 6:23 PM – Senate Documents - Social Security Act - Disability support pension and substance abuse

No No

22nd Mar 2017, 12:04 AM – Senate Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Yes Yes

1st Dec 2016, 4:10 PM – Senate Motions - Disability Support Pension - Support people with disability

No No

How "voted almost always 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 2
MP voted against policy 0% 25 0
MP absent 50% 25 1
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 6
MP voted against policy 0% 5 0
MP absent 50% 1 1

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) = 93.0 / 106 = 88%.

And then this average agreement score