How Bruce Scott voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should introduce the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, which is a cap-and-trade system of emissions trading introduced by the Rudd Labor Government

Division Bruce Scott Supporters vote

11th Feb 2010, 11:11 AM – Representatives Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2010 - Second Reading - Read a second time

No Yes (strong)

16th Nov 2009, 5:49 PM – Representatives Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [No. 2] - Consideration in Detail - Agree to the bill

No Yes (strong)

16th Nov 2009, 5:43 PM – Representatives Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [No. 2] - Consideration in Detail - Don't apply scheme to food production

Yes No

16th Nov 2009, 4:40 PM – Representatives Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] - Second Reading - Read a second time

No Yes (strong)

16th Nov 2009, 4:34 PM – Representatives Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] - Second Reading - Defer consideration

No Yes

4th Jun 2009, 11:40 AM – Representatives Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 - Consideration in Detail - Agree to the bill

No Yes (strong)

4th Jun 2009, 9:32 AM – Representatives Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 - Second Reading - Read a second time

No Yes (strong)

4th Jun 2009, 9:27 AM – Representatives Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 - Second Reading - Defer consideration

No Yes

How "consistently against" 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 5 0 250
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 3 0 30
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 0 280

*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 = 0 / 280 = 0.0%.

And then