How Arthur Sinodinos voted compared to someone who believes that even though public housing is controlled by our state governments, the federal government should also take action to increase the availability of affordable public housing around Australia

Division Arthur Sinodinos Supporters vote

20th Sep 2018, 12:43 PM – Senate Motions - Homelessness - National strategy

absent Yes

19th Jun 2018, 4:33 PM – Senate Motions - Social Housing - Reject charging market rates

absent Yes

4th Dec 2017, 4:44 PM – Senate Motions - Older People and Homelessness - Increase funding

absent Yes

13th Sep 2017, 5:32 PM – Senate Motions - Homelessness - LGBTIQ community

absent Yes

17th Jun 2015, 3:57 PM – Senate Motions - Housing Affordability - First home buyers and public housing

No Yes

15th Jul 2014, 3:55 PM – Senate Motions - Affordable Housing - Increase funding for affordable public housing

No Yes

How "almost always against" 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 0 0 0
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 2 0 20
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 4 4 8
Total: 4 28

*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 = 4 / 28 = 14%.

And then