How Michaelia Cash voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should increase legal protections for women in the workplace, particularly in respect to sex discrimination and harassment

Division Michaelia Cash Supporters vote

1st Sep 2021, 6:28 PM – Senate Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 - in Committee - Overly high threshold

No Yes

1st Sep 2021, 6:05 PM – Senate Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 - in Committee - Unions, complaints mechanism and sex-based harassment

No Yes

1st Sep 2021, 12:13 PM – Senate Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 - in Committee - Prohibition against sexual harassment

No Yes

1st Sep 2021, 12:01 PM – Senate Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 - in Committee - Substantive gender equality

No Yes

1st Sep 2021, 11:45 AM – Senate Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 - in Committee - Cost protection

No Yes

1st Sep 2021, 11:29 AM – Senate Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 - in Committee - Positive duty amendment

No Yes

How "consistently against" 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 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 6 0 60
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 0 60

*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 = 0 / 60 = 0.0%.

And then