How David Leyonhjelm voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should support the Adani Group's plans to build the Carmichael mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin

Division David Leyonhjelm Supporters vote

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

Yes Yes

4th Dec 2018, 4:15 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Against Adani mine

No No

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

Yes Yes

16th Oct 2018, 4:30 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Donations, climate policy and Adani

No No

15th Oct 2018, 4:26 PM – Senate Motions - Adani Mining - Pipeline and investigation

No No

20th Aug 2018, 3:43 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - No new mines in Galilee Basin

No No

21st Mar 2018, 3:58 PM – Senate Motions - Queensland: Native Title - Adani Indigenous Land Use Agreement

No No

15th Feb 2018, 12:07 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Action

No No

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

No No

6th Feb 2018, 4:43 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Confirm Adani's Carmichael Mine shouldn't go ahead

absent No

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

No No

19th Jun 2017, 3:53 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Adani's Carmichael mine

No No

14th Jun 2017 – Senate Motions - Adani Carmichael Coalmine - Support

Yes Yes

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

No No

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

No No

2nd Mar 2015, 3:43 PM – Senate Motions - Abbot Point Coal Terminal - Transparency

No No

12th Feb 2015, 12:32 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Review control of Abbot Point coal terminal

No No

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

absent No

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