How Bruce Scott voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should limit the availability of government social security payments

Division Bruce Scott Supporters vote

10th Feb 2016, 11:43 AM – Representatives Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2015 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

Yes Yes

8th Feb 2016, 3:19 PM – Representatives Social Services Legislation Amendment (Budget Repair) Bill 2015 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

Yes Yes (strong)

22nd Oct 2014, 7:48 PM – Representatives Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Seniors Supplement Cessation) Bill 2014 and two related bills - Third Reading - Pass the bills

Yes Yes (strong)

2nd Sep 2014 – Representatives Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014 - Consideration of Senate Message - Agree to the amendments

Yes Yes

1st Sep 2014, 1:59 PM – Representatives Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014 — Third Reading — Read a third time

Yes Yes

1st Sep 2014, 1:52 PM – Representatives Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014 — Consideration in Detail — Agree to the bill

Yes Yes

1st Sep 2014, 1:27 PM – Representatives Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014 — Second Reading — Read a second time

Yes Yes

24th Jun 2014, 10:07 PM – Representatives Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2014 and related bill - Third Reading - Read a third time

absent Yes (strong)

24th Jun 2014, 10:03 PM – Representatives Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2014 and related bill - Consideration in Detail - Agree to the bills

absent Yes

24th Jun 2014, 9:56 PM – Representatives Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2014 and related bill - Consideration in Detail - Remove certain measures

absent No

24th Jun 2014, 9:13 PM – Representatives Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2014 and related bill - Second Reading - Read a second time

absent Yes (strong)

18th Jun 2014, 11:53 AM – Representatives Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Measures) Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes Yes (strong)

18th Jun 2014, 11:44 AM – Representatives Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Measures) Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Decline to read a second time

No No

5th Feb 2013, 8:20 PM – Representatives Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support Bonus) Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Read a second time

No No

How "generally 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 3 150 150
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 2 50 100
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 7 70 70
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 2 2 4
Total: 272 324

*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 = 272 / 324 = 84%.

And then