How Doug Cameron voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should introduce restrictions to the amount and type of donations that political parties can receive in order to prevent corruption or the appearance of corruption in government

Division Doug Cameron Supporters vote

2nd Apr 2019, 5:00 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Donations + Adani

absent Yes

13th Feb 2019, 4:20 PM – Senate Motions - Gambling - Introduced restrictions

absent Yes

12th Feb 2019, 5:44 PM – Senate Motions - Donations to Political Parties - Restrict

absent Yes

12th Feb 2019 – Senate Motions - Donations to Political Parties - Restrict

absent Yes

3rd Dec 2018, 4:53 PM – Senate Motions - Political Donations - Ban and cap

No Yes

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

absent Yes

13th Feb 2018, 3:53 PM – Senate Motions - Donations to Political Parties - Mining and resources

absent Yes

15th Aug 2017, 4:06 PM – Senate Motions - Donations to Political Parties - Integrity and perceived corruption

No Yes

8th Nov 2016, 3:50 PM – Senate Motions - Political Donations - Family First

No Yes

12th Oct 2016, 4:00 PM – Senate Motions - Donations to Political Parties - Banks and financial institutions

absent Yes

2nd May 2016, 4:20 PM – Senate Motions — Donations to Political Parties

No Yes

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

No Yes

24th Nov 2015, 3:51 PM – Senate Motions - Donations to Political Parties - Ban certain political donations & establish independent corruption commission

absent Yes

19th Mar 2015, 11:28 AM – Senate Motions — Ban donations to political parties from mining and coal seam gas (CSG) companies

absent Yes

3rd Dec 2013 – Senate Motions - Political Donations - Disclosure and ban on overseas donations

No Yes

25th Oct 2010, 4:51 PM – Senate Tobacco Advertising

Yes Yes

11th Mar 2009, 12:19 PM – Senate Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009] - Second Reading - Agree to the bill's main idea

Yes Yes (strong)

How "a mixture of for and 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 1 50 50
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 1 10 10
MP voted against policy 6 0 60
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 9 9 18
Total: 69 138

*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 = 69 / 138 = 50%.

And then