How David Leyonhjelm voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should address the causes and consequences of climate change as a matter of urgency by, for example, lowering emissions and investing in science and technology

Division David Leyonhjelm Supporters vote

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

No Yes

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

No Yes

27th Nov 2018, 5:11 PM – Senate Motions - School Strike 4 Climate Action - National climate and energy policy

No Yes

26th Nov 2018, 3:47 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Develop and implement a serious policy

No Yes

12th Nov 2018, 4:26 PM – Senate Motions - Minister for the Environment - Apologise to Kiribati President

No Yes

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

No Yes

15th Aug 2018, 5:21 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Product Emissions Standards (Excise) Charges Regulations 2018, Product Emissions Standards (Customs) Charges Regulations 2018 - Disallow

Yes No

14th Aug 2018, 3:59 PM – Senate Motions - Paris Agreement - Withdraw

Yes No

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

No Yes

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

No Yes

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

No Yes

19th Apr 2016, 7:39 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - End fossil fuel political donations

No Yes

3rd Dec 2014, 4:00 PM – Senate Motions - Environment - Set national targets for emissions reductions

absent Yes

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

absent No

22nd Sep 2014, 5:14 PM – Senate Matters of Urgency - Climate Change - Climate Change Summit and emissions reduction target

absent Yes

15th Jul 2014, 9:31 PM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 and related bills - Second Reading - Protect from climate change

No Yes

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 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 13 0 130
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 3 3 6
Total: 3 136

*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 = 3 / 136 = 2.2%.

And then