How David Leyonhjelm voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should put a tax on profits earned from mining mineral resources such as coal and iron ore

Division David Leyonhjelm Supporters vote

2nd Sep 2014, 2:17 PM – Senate Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014 — Third Reading — Read a third time

Yes No (strong)

2nd Sep 2014, 1:44 PM – Senate Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014 — Reference to Committee — Refer to Committee

No Yes

2nd Sep 2014, 1:14 PM – Senate Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014 — Second Reading — Read a second time

Yes No (strong)

How "consistently 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 2 0 100
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 1 0 10
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 0 110

*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 = 0 / 110 = 0.0%.

And then