How Rachel Siewert voted compared to someone who agrees that Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senators should vote to suspend standing and sessional orders (that is, the procedural rules of Parliament) so that their colleagues can introduce motions for Parliament to vote on even when the the procedural rules would prevent them from doing so

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural)” which Rachel Siewert could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Rachel Siewert on this policy.

Division Rachel Siewert Supporters vote

10th Aug 2021, 12:49 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

10th Aug 2021, 12:30 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

9th Aug 2021, 4:08 PM – Senate Motions - Covid-19: Income Support - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

3rd Aug 2021, 3:26 PM – Senate Motions - Taxation - Let a vote happen

absent Yes

24th Jun 2021, 12:42 PM – Senate Motions - Seasonal Worker Program - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

24th Jun 2021, 12:22 PM – Senate Motions - Employment, Western Australia: Resources Industry - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

24th Jun 2021, 12:15 PM – Senate Motions - Ministerial Suitability Commission of Inquiry Bill 2021 - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

24th Jun 2021, 12:05 PM – Senate Motions - Seafarers - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

23rd Jun 2021, 4:34 PM – Senate Documents - Western Australia: Korean Community, Queensland: Coal Mining - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

23rd Jun 2021, 4:25 PM – Senate Documents - Energy; Order for the Production of Documents - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

22nd Jun 2021, 4:24 PM – Senate Motions - Medicare, Tasmania: Queen's Birthday Honours, Superannuation - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

21st Jun 2021, 4:25 PM – Senate Ministerial Suitability Commission of Inquiry Bill 2021 - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

16th Jun 2021, 4:31 PM – Senate Notices - Presentation - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

16th Jun 2021, 4:04 PM – Senate Motions - Several motions - Suspend the usual procedural rules

Yes Yes

16th Mar 2021, 4:50 PM – Senate Motions - National Disability Insurance Scheme, Aged Care: Dementia - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

15th Mar 2021, 5:17 PM – Senate Motions - China: Human Rights - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

25th Feb 2021, 12:14 PM – Senate Motions - NBN Co - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

25th Feb 2021, 12:01 PM – Senate Motions - Northern Territory: Crime - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

24th Feb 2021, 4:28 PM – Senate Motions - Manufacturing, Catholic Education - Let a vote take place

Yes Yes

23rd Feb 2021, 5:01 PM – Senate Motions - Workplace Relations: Food Delivery Industry, Mental Health Services - Let votes happen

Yes Yes

9th Nov 2020, 4:05 PM – Senate Motions - China - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

3rd Sep 2020, 1:04 PM – Senate Documents - Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program; Order for the Production of Documents - Let vote happen

Yes Yes

3rd Sep 2020, 12:42 PM – Senate Motions - Defence Equipment: Collins Class Submarines - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

1st Sep 2020 – Senate Motions - Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians; Attempted Censure - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

18th Jun 2020, 10:35 AM – Senate Business - Senate Temporary Orders - Let a vote happen

No Yes

18th Jun 2020, 10:20 AM – Senate Business - Senate Temporary Orders - Let a vote happen

No Yes

18th Jun 2020, 10:06 AM – Senate Business - Senate Temporary Orders - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

16th Jun 2020, 4:38 PM – Senate Motions - Aboriginal Deaths in Custody - Let a vote happen

No Yes

11th Jun 2020, 4:22 PM – Senate Motions - All Lives Matter - Let a vote happen

No Yes

5th Dec 2019, 3:15 PM – Senate Business - Consideration of Legislation - Let a vote happen

No Yes

4th Dec 2019, 10:56 AM – Senate Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

4th Dec 2019, 10:06 AM – Senate Business - Consideration of Legislation - Let a vote happen

No Yes

2nd Dec 2019, 11:12 AM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Suspend the usual rules

Yes Yes

28th Nov 2019, 10:05 AM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Let a vote happen

No Yes

26th Nov 2019, 3:42 PM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Let a motion happen

No Yes

14th Nov 2019, 11:35 AM – Senate National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Streamlined Governance) Bill 2019 - in Committee - Let a vote happen

No Yes

25th Jul 2019, 10:47 AM – Senate Business - Consideration of Legislation - Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Bill 2019 and another

Yes Yes

22nd Jul 2019, 9:02 PM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

2nd Apr 2019, 5:29 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

14th Feb 2019, 12:44 PM – Senate Motions - Queensland Nickel - Suspend usual rules

Yes Yes

6th Dec 2018, 2:32 PM – Senate Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Let a vote happen

No Yes

4th Dec 2018, 5:05 PM – Senate Documents - Queensland: Abortion - Let a vote happen

No Yes

26th Nov 2018, 4:23 PM – Senate Motions - Suspension of Standing Orders - Let a vote happen

No Yes

17th Oct 2018, 4:23 PM – Senate Motions - Suspension of Standing Orders - Let a vote happen

No Yes

15th Oct 2018, 3:22 PM – Senate Documents - Religious Freedom Review Expert Panel; Order for the Production of Documents - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

15th Oct 2018, 11:11 AM – Senate Motions — Suspension of Standing Orders

Yes Yes

20th Aug 2018, 4:20 PM – Senate Motions - Suspension of Standing Orders

No Yes

15th Aug 2018, 10:48 AM – Senate Motions - Anning, Senator Fraser; Censure - Let vote happen

Yes Yes

25th Jun 2018, 4:53 PM – Senate Motions - Suspension of Standing Orders - Let Senator McKim introduce his motion

Yes Yes

30th Nov 2017, 1:20 PM – Senate Motions - Dastyari, Senator Sam - Suspend standing order

Yes Yes

17th Oct 2017, 1:05 PM – Senate Motions - Suspension of Standing Orders - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

17th Aug 2017, 1:50 PM – Senate Documents - Deputy Prime Minister - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

16th Aug 2017, 10:09 AM – Senate Motions - Wong, Senator Penny; Censure - Let a vote happen

No Yes

8th Aug 2017, 1:20 PM – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

13th Jun 2017, 12:58 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Therapeutic Goods and Other Legislation Amendment (Narcotic Drugs) Regulation 2016 - Disallow

Yes Yes

22nd Nov 2016, 4:14 PM – Senate Motions - Suspension of Standing Orders - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

2nd Mar 2016, 11:53 AM – Senate Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016 - First Reading - Suspend standing orders

Yes Yes

9th Sep 2015, 3:39 PM – Senate Motions — Debate parliamentary approval to send Australian Defence Forces to Syria

Yes Yes

12th Aug 2015, 10:20 AM – Senate Motions — Marriage Equality

Yes Yes

3rd Mar 2015, 1:06 PM – Senate Motions — To suspend standing orders to discuss the Deployment of Australian Troops

Yes Yes

30th Sep 2014, 4:23 PM – Senate Committees - Certain Aspects of the Queensland Government Select Committee - Suspend standing orders

Yes Yes

23rd Sep 2014, 4:21 PM – Senate Committees - Certain Aspects of the Queensland Government Select Committee - Let Senator Lazarus move his motion

Yes Yes

2nd Sep 2014, 1:07 PM – Senate Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014 — Business — Suspend standing orders (Consideration of legislation)

No Yes

1st Sep 2014, 10:35 AM – Senate Motions — To suspend standing orders to discuss parliamentary approval for the deployment of Australian troops in Iraq

Yes Yes

28th Feb 2013, 3:36 PM – Senate Motions - Suspension of Standing Orders - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

31st Oct 2011 – Senate Motions - Clean Energy Legislation - Defer consideration

No Yes

26th Nov 2010, 12:31 PM – Senate Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010 — Third Reading — Suspend standing orders

No Yes

26th Nov 2010, 12:19 PM – Senate Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010 — Third Reading - Suspend standing orders

No Yes

26th Nov 2010, 12:03 PM – Senate Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010 — In Committee - Suspend standing orders

No Yes

10th Mar 2010, 11:58 AM – Senate Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009 — Second Reading — Suspend standing orders

No Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural)” which Rachel Siewert could have attended.

Division Rachel Siewert Supporters vote
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How "voted generally 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 48
MP voted against policy 0% 25 21
MP absent 50% 25 1
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 0
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) = 1212.5 / 1750 = 69%.

And then this average agreement score