How Arthur Sinodinos voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should increase investment in renewable energy technologies

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for increasing investment in renewable energy” which Arthur Sinodinos could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Arthur Sinodinos on this policy.

Division Arthur Sinodinos Supporters vote

25th Jun 2012, 8:28 PM – Senate Clean Energy Finance Corporation Bill 2012 - Third Reading - Read a third time

No Yes

25th Jun 2012, 8:24 PM – Senate Clean Energy Finance Corporation Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Read a second time

No Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for increasing investment in renewable energy” which Arthur Sinodinos could have attended.

Division Arthur Sinodinos Supporters vote

16th Oct 2019, 4:35 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Address and adapt

No Yes

15th Oct 2019, 6:04 PM – Senate Motions - Australian Capital Territory: Renewable Energy - Congratulate

No Yes

9th Sep 2019, 5:07 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - Clean energy industry

No Yes

1st Aug 2019, 12:13 PM – Senate Committees - Energy - Consistent national energy policy

No Yes

4th Jul 2019 – Senate Motions - Energy - Affordable, clean, renewable energy

No Yes

26th Nov 2018, 3:51 PM – Senate Motions - Renewable Energy - Cheap, reliable and clean

absent Yes

12th Sep 2018, 10:04 AM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (Accelerated Depreciation for Small Business Entities) Bill 2018 - in Committee - Encourage energy-efficiency

absent Yes

8th Feb 2018, 12:11 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Against Adani

absent Yes

8th Feb 2018, 12:05 PM – Senate Motions - Defence Industry - Do not support

absent Yes

12th Sep 2017, 4:12 PM – Senate Motions - Renewable Energy - Against target and subsidies

No No

5th Sep 2017, 5:02 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - Coal not clean

absent Yes

15th Sep 2016, 11:35 PM – Senate Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

absent No

15th Sep 2016, 10:27 PM – Senate Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 - in Committee - ARENA

absent No

15th Sep 2016, 9:25 PM – Senate Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 - Second Reading - Agree to the main idea

absent No

15th Sep 2016, 9:12 PM – Senate Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 - Second Reading - ARENA funding

absent Yes

3rd May 2016, 4:02 PM – Senate Motions - Budget - Australian Renewable Energy Agency

No Yes

17th Mar 2016, 12:39 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Support a rapid transition to clean energy

absent Yes

9th Sep 2015, 4:28 PM – Senate Motions - Newcastle City Council Investment Policies - Environmental investment

absent Yes

23rd Jun 2015, 11:03 PM – Senate Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2015 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Yes No

17th Jun 2015, 6:02 PM – Senate Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2015 - Second Reading - Agree to the bill's main idea

absent No

28th Oct 2014, 4:07 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Acknowledge massive economic benefits

Yes No

17th Jul 2014, 10:41 AM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 — In Committee — Funding to ARENA

Yes No

10th Jul 2014, 12:12 PM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] - In Committee - Schedule 5

Yes No

18th Jun 2014, 11:46 AM – Senate Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2] - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes No

10th Dec 2013, 2:02 PM – Senate Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 — Second Reading — Read a second time

Yes No

28th Feb 2013, 11:30 AM – Senate Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes No

20th Sep 2012, 12:03 PM – Senate Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012 - Reference to Committee

Yes No

15th Mar 2012, 12:12 PM – Senate Motions - Coal - From coal to clean energy market

absent Yes

8th Feb 2012, 4:30 PM – Senate Motions - Wind Farms - Act on the Community Affairs References Committee's recommendations

Yes Yes

How "voted almost always against" is worked out

They Vote For You gives each vote a score based on whether the MP voted in agreement with the policy or not. These scores are then averaged with a weighting across all votes that the MP could have voted on relevant to the policy. The overall average score is then converted to a simple english language phrase based on the range of values it's within.

When an MP votes in agreement with a policy the vote is scored as 100%. When they vote against the policy it is scored as 0% and when they are absent it is scored half way between the two at 50%. The half way point effectively says "we don't know whether they are for or against this policy".

The overall agreement score for the policy is worked out by a weighted average of the scores for each vote. The weighting has been chosen so that the most important votes have a weighting 5 times that of the less important votes. Also, absent votes on less important votes are weighted 5 times less again to not penalise MPs for not attending the less important votes. Pressure of other work means MPs or Senators are not always available to vote – it does not always mean they've abstained.

Type of vote Agreement score (s) Weight (w) No of votes (n)
Most important votes MP voted with policy 100% 25 0
MP voted against policy 0% 25 2
MP absent 50% 25 0
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 2
MP voted against policy 0% 5 14
MP absent 50% 1 13

The final agreement score is a weighted average (weighted arithmetic mean) of the scores of the individual votes.

Average agreement score = sum(n×w×s) / sum(n×w) = 16.5 / 143 = 12%.

And then this average agreement score