How Damian Drum voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should introduce mandatory drug testing for people who receive certain welfare payments

Division Damian Drum Supporters vote

17th Oct 2019, 11:32 AM – Representatives Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

Yes Yes (strong)

17th Oct 2019, 11:29 AM – Representatives Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Disagree with bill's main idea

No No

13th Aug 2018, 6:40 PM – Representatives Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

Yes Yes (strong)

11th Sep 2017, 4:46 PM – Representatives Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Yes Yes (strong)

11th Sep 2017, 4:41 PM – Representatives Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017 - Consideration in Detail - Agree to bill

Yes Yes (strong)

11th Sep 2017, 4:31 PM – Representatives Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

Yes Yes (strong)

11th Sep 2017, 4:21 PM – Representatives Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Disagree with bill

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 5 250 250
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 2 20 20
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 270 270

*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 = 270 / 270 = 100%.

And then