How Barnaby Joyce voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should protect threatened forest and bushland habitats from logging.

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats” which Barnaby Joyce could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Barnaby Joyce on this policy.

Division Barnaby Joyce Supporters vote
no votes listed

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats” which Barnaby Joyce could have attended.

Division Barnaby Joyce Supporters vote

25th Jun 2013, 3:59 PM – Senate Motions - Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area - Prohibit logging

No Yes

20th Jun 2013, 12:11 PM – Senate Motions - National Parks - Protect

absent Yes

11th May 2010, 4:22 PM – Senate Motions - Environment: Millewa Forest - Stop logging

absent Yes

19th Mar 2009, 9:49 AM – Senate Motions - Protect the Swift Parrot - Deliberate Actions and Recovery Plan

absent Yes

4th Dec 2008, 10:39 AM – Senate Motions - Koala Habitat - Protect Bermagui habitat

No Yes

29th Nov 2006, 3:45 PM – Senate Motions - Logging in Tasmania’s Weld River Valley - Halt logging

No Yes

28th Mar 2006, 3:52 PM – Senate Motions - Wedge-Tailed Eagle - Protect habitat

absent Yes

How "voted almost always against" is worked out

They Vote For You gives each vote a score based on whether the MP voted in agreement with the policy or not. These scores are then averaged with a weighting across all votes that the MP could have voted on relevant to the policy. The overall average score is then converted to a simple english language phrase based on the range of values it's within.

When an MP votes in agreement with a policy the vote is scored as 100%. When they vote against the policy it is scored as 0% and when they are absent it is scored half way between the two at 50%. The half way point effectively says "we don't know whether they are for or against this policy".

The overall agreement score for the policy is worked out by a weighted average of the scores for each vote. The weighting has been chosen so that the most important votes have a weighting 5 times that of the less important votes. Also, absent votes on less important votes are weighted 5 times less again to not penalise MPs for not attending the less important votes. Pressure of other work means MPs or Senators are not always available to vote – it does not always mean they've abstained.

Type of vote Agreement score (s) Weight (w) No of votes (n)
Most important votes MP voted with policy 100% 25 0
MP voted against policy 0% 25 0
MP absent 50% 25 0
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 0
MP voted against policy 0% 5 3
MP absent 50% 1 4

The final agreement score is a weighted average (weighted arithmetic mean) of the scores of the individual votes.

Average agreement score = sum(n×w×s) / sum(n×w) = 2.0 / 19 = 11%.

And then this average agreement score