How Sue Lines voted compared to someone who agrees that the JobKeeper payment, which is part of the federal government's response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, should be made available to more workers, including casual workers, workers with major charities, working-visa holders who are still in the country, and workers in sectors such as Education, Disability and Local Government

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for increasing access to the JobKeeper Payment” which Sue Lines could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Sue Lines on this policy.

Division Sue Lines Supporters vote
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Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for increasing access to the JobKeeper Payment” which Sue Lines could have attended.

Division Sue Lines Supporters vote

1st Sep 2020, 12:52 PM – Senate Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Jobkeeper Payments) Amendment Bill 2020 - in Committee - Childcare providers

absent Yes

1st Sep 2020, 12:45 PM – Senate Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Jobkeeper Payments) Amendment Bill 2020 - in Committee - University workers

absent Yes

17th Jun 2020, 7:20 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Amendment Rules (No. 2) 2020 - Disallow higher education provisions

Yes Yes

17th Jun 2020, 7:16 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Amendment Rules (No. 2) 2020 - Disallow sovereign entity provisions

Yes Yes

17th Jun 2020, 11:04 AM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 2) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Fair Work Commission oversight

Yes Yes

15th Jun 2020, 4:13 PM – Senate Motions - Covid-19: Higher Education - Extend JobKeeper

absent Yes

10th Jun 2020, 6:57 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Amendment Rules (No. 2) 2020; Disallowance - Extend JobKeeper to universities

Yes Yes

14th May 2020, 12:05 PM – Senate Motions - Jobkeeper Payment - Dnata workers

absent Yes

13th May 2020, 4:29 PM – Senate Motions - Jobkeeper Payment - Extend

Yes Yes

8th Apr 2020, 8:22 PM – Senate Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 and related bills - Second Reading - JobKeeper accessibility and the Arts

Yes Yes

8th Apr 2020, 8:19 PM – Senate Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 and related bills - Second Reading - Accessibility of support

Yes Yes

8th Apr 2020, 8:12 PM – Senate Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 and related bills - Second Reading - Casual workers

absent Yes

8th Apr 2020, 8:08 PM – Senate Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 and related bills - Second Reading - Visa holders

Yes Yes

8th Apr 2020, 8:05 PM – Senate Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020 and related bills - Second Reading - Extend accessibility of JobKeeper Payment

Yes Yes

How "voted consistently 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 0
MP voted against policy 0% 25 0
MP absent 50% 25 0
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 9
MP voted against policy 0% 5 0
MP absent 50% 1 5

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) = 47.5 / 50 = 95%.

And then this average agreement score