How Pat Conroy voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should use regulation to increase the diversity of publishers and broadcasters in Australia's media industry by, for example, setting a threshold for the maximum market share of any one company.

Division Pat Conroy Supporters vote

21st Jun 2017, 11:21 AM – Representatives Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017, Commercial Broadcasting (Tax) Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Pass the bills

No No (strong)

21st Jun 2017, 11:11 AM – Representatives Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017, Commercial Broadcasting (Tax) Bill 2017 - Consideration in Detail - 2 out of 3 cross-media control rule

Yes Yes (strong)

21st Jun 2017, 10:57 AM – Representatives Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017, Commercial Broadcasting (Tax) Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Agree to bills' main idea

No No (strong)

30th Nov 2016, 5:48 PM – Representatives Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016 - Consideration in Detail - Cross-media control rule

Yes Yes (strong)

30th Nov 2016, 4:58 PM – Representatives Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

No No (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 5 250 250
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: 250 250

*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 = 250 / 250 = 100%.

And then