How Doug Cameron voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should establish a Royal Commission into misconduct within the banking and financial services sector.

Division Doug Cameron Supporters vote

28th Jun 2018, 12:25 PM – Senate Motions - Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry - Funding and farmers

No Yes

19th Apr 2016, 7:47 PM – Senate Motions - Financial Services - Royal Commission into banking sector

Yes Yes

19th Apr 2016, 6:41 PM – Senate Motions - Financial Services - Establish a Royal Commission

Yes Yes

24th Jun 2015 – Senate Committees — Financial Services

No Yes

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 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 2 20 20
MP voted against policy 2 0 20
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 20 40

*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 = 20 / 40 = 50%.

And then