How Bruce Scott voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should target family payments to low and moderate income households, to the exclusion of higher income households.

Division Bruce Scott Supporters vote

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

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, 9:13 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

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 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 4 40 40
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 3 3 6
Total: 43 46

*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 = 43 / 46 = 93%.

And then