How Craig Laundy voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should let universities charge postgraduate research students fees

Division Craig Laundy Supporters vote

25th Feb 2015, 10:21 AM – Representatives Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Yes Yes (strong)

4th Sep 2014, 1:12 PM – Representatives Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 - Consideration in Detail - Agree to the bill

Yes Yes (strong)

4th Sep 2014, 12:40 PM – Representatives Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Agree with the main idea of the bill

Yes Yes (strong)

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 3 150 150
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 150 150

*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 = 150 / 150 = 100%.

And then