How Joel Fitzgibbon voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should introduce a carbon pricing mechanism

Division Joel Fitzgibbon Supporters vote

14th Jul 2014, 5:55 PM – Representatives Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 and related bills - Consideration in Detail - Agree to the bill as amended

No No (strong)

14th Jul 2014, 5:11 PM – Representatives Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 and related bills — Second Reading — Read a second time

No No (strong)

26th Jun 2014, 5:49 PM – Representatives Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and related bills - Second Reading - Read a second time

No No (strong)

21st Nov 2013, 1:18 PM – Representatives Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 - Motion to Dissent from Ruling

absent Yes

21st Nov 2013, 12:22 PM – Representatives Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 and related bills - Second reading - Read a second time

absent No (strong)

11th Oct 2012, 9:13 PM – Representatives Clean Energy Amendment (International Emissions Trading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 and related bills - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes Yes

11th Oct 2012, 9:58 AM – Representatives Clean Energy Amendment (International Emissions Trading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 and related bills - Third Reading - Read a third time

Yes Yes

11th Oct 2012, 9:06 AM – Representatives Clean Energy Amendment (International Emissions Trading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 - Second reading - Motion to abolish the carbon price

No No (strong)

30th May 2012, 7:32 PM – Representatives Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes Yes

30th May 2012, 7:28 PM – Representatives Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes Yes

30th May 2012, 7:25 PM – Representatives Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes Yes

12th Oct 2011 – Representatives Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - Third Reading - Read a third time

Yes Yes (strong)

12th Oct 2011 – Representatives Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - Consideration in Detail - Agree to the bills

Yes Yes

12th Oct 2011 – Representatives Clean Energy (Fuel Tax Legislation Amendment) Bill 2011 and related bills - Consideration in Detail - Amendment

No No

12th Oct 2011 – Representatives Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - Consideration in Detail - Defer commencement of the carbon price

No No (strong)

12th Oct 2011 – Representatives Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - Consideration in Detail - Government amendments

Yes Yes

11th Oct 2011 – Representatives Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes Yes (strong)

15th Sep 2011 – Representatives Carbon Tax Plebiscite Bill 2011 - Second Reading - Read a second time

No No

12th May 2011 – Representatives Private Members' Business - Carbon Pricing - Carbon price essential

Yes Yes

How "almost always 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 7 350 350
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 1 25 50
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 10 100 100
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 1 1 2
Total: 476 502

*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 = 476 / 502 = 95%.

And then