How David Leyonhjelm voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should maintain or increase its investment in and support for the Australian coal industry

Division David Leyonhjelm Supporters vote

4th Dec 2018, 6:19 PM – Senate Matters of Urgency - Climate Change - Coal exports

No No

4th Dec 2018, 4:42 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Support Adani

Yes Yes

28th Nov 2018, 3:55 PM – Senate Motions - Coalmines in the Galilee Basin - Refuse

No No

27th Nov 2018, 4:51 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Water environmental assessment

No No

26th Nov 2018, 5:20 PM – Senate Motions - Coal-Fired Power Stations - Good for economy and regional jobs

Yes Yes

27th Jun 2018, 4:20 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - More coal-fired power stations

Yes Yes

13th Sep 2017, 5:38 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - Transition for coal workforce required

No No

11th Sep 2017 – Senate Motions - Energy - Liddell power station

No No

16th Aug 2017, 12:16 PM – Senate Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Stop Adani mine

No No

22nd Mar 2017, 5:05 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - Transition plan for coal workers

No No

1st Dec 2016, 4:30 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Industry - For technology neutral policies

Yes Yes

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

No No

10th Nov 2015, 3:55 PM – Senate Business - Coalmining - Oppose Shenhua Watermark coal mine

No No

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

No No

25th Mar 2015, 5:25 PM – Senate Business - Great Barrier Reef - Galilee Basin

No No

3rd Mar 2015 – Senate Motions — Liverpool Plains

No No

24th Nov 2014, 5:13 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Galilee Basin

absent No

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

absent 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 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 16 160 160
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 2 2 4
Total: 162 164

*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 = 162 / 164 = 99%.

And then