How Tanya Plibersek voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should decrease the private health insurance rebate that eligible taxpayers are entitled to

Division Tanya Plibersek Supporters vote

4th Jun 2013, 9:18 PM – Representatives Private Health Insurance Amendment (Lifetime Health Cover Loading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 - Consideration in Detail - Omit schedule 1

No No

4th Jun 2013, 9:11 PM – Representatives Private Health Insurance Amendment (Lifetime Health Cover Loading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes Yes

15th Feb 2012, 11:28 AM – Representatives Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2011 - Third Reading - Read a third time

Yes Yes (strong)

15th Feb 2012, 11:24 AM – Representatives Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2011 - Consideration in Detail - Agree to the bill

Yes Yes (strong)

15th Feb 2012, 11:05 AM – Representatives Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2011 and related bills - Second Reading - Delay considering bill until the 44th Parliament

No No

15th Feb 2012 – Representatives Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2011 - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes Yes (strong)

2nd Jun 2009, 9:31 PM – Representatives Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009 - Third Reading - Read a third time

Yes Yes (strong)

2nd Jun 2009, 9:28 PM – Representatives Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009 - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes Yes (strong)

2nd Jun 2009, 9:23 PM – Representatives Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009 - Second Reading - Keep the original motion unchanged

Yes Yes

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 4 40 40
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 290 290

*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 = 290 / 290 = 100%.

And then