How Dick Adams voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should introduce legislation that increases the powers and influence of trade unions in workplace relations

Division Dick Adams Supporters vote

27th Jun 2013, 1:05 PM – Representatives Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013 - Pass the bill

Yes Yes

27th Jun 2013, 12:55 PM – Representatives Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013 - Consideration in Detail - Agree to the bill

Yes Yes

26th Jun 2013, 1:29 PM – Representatives Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013 - Consideration in Detail - Government amendment

Yes Yes

6th Jun 2013, 4:13 PM – Representatives Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 — Consideration in Detail — Right of entry

No No

6th Jun 2013, 3:40 PM – Representatives Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 - Consideration in Detail - Workplace bullying

No No

16th May 2013, 1:29 PM – Representatives Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2013 - Second Reading - Read a second time

No No

22nd Mar 2012, 1:36 PM – Representatives Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Bill 2012 - Consideration in Detail - Agree to the bill

Yes Yes

16th Feb 2012, 9:55 AM – Representatives Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes Yes

15th Jun 2011 – Representatives Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Bill 2011 - Consideration in Detail - ACTU nomination of board members

No No

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 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 9 90 90
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 90 90

*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 = 90 / 90 = 100%.

And then