How Philip Ruddock voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should restrict foreign ownership within Australia, particularly where foreign ownership would be against the national interest

Division Philip Ruddock Supporters vote

6th Mar 2014, 12:37 PM – Representatives Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 - Third Reading - Read a third time

Yes No

6th Mar 2014, 12:01 PM – Representatives Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 - Consideration in Detail - Agree to bill

Yes No

6th Mar 2014 – Representatives Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes No

18th Oct 2006, 12:09 PM – Representatives Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2006 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Yes No

18th Oct 2006, 11:21 AM – Representatives Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2006 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

Yes No

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 5 0 50
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 0 50

*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 / 50 = 0.0%.

And then