How Bert Van Manen voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should reduce the corporate (or company) tax rate for all corporations (not just for small business)

Division Bert Van Manen Supporters vote

8th Feb 2018, 10:53 AM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan No. 2) Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Yes Yes (strong)

8th Feb 2018, 10:40 AM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan No. 2) Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

Yes Yes (strong)

8th Feb 2018, 10:33 AM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan No. 2) Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Don't read for a second time

No No

27th Mar 2017, 4:00 PM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan) Bill 2016 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

Yes Yes (strong)

27th Mar 2017 – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan) Bill 2016 - Second Reading - Don't agree with the bill's main idea

No No

27th Mar 2017 – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan) Bill 2016 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Yes Yes (strong)

How "consistently for" 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 4 200 200
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 2 20 20
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 220 220

*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 = 220 / 220 = 100%.

And then