How Tony Sheldon voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should give the private sector control over running and managing some of its services (such as public welfare, aged care and visa services) by either outsourcing or privatisation

Division Tony Sheldon Supporters vote

12th Nov 2020, 1:40 PM – Senate Services Australia Governance Amendment Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Staffing caps and privatisation

Yes No

26th Feb 2020, 4:30 PM – Senate Motions - Aged Care - Privatisation

Yes No

26th Feb 2020, 4:22 PM – Senate Motions - Aged Care - ACAT privatisation

Yes No

25th Feb 2020, 4:56 PM – Senate Motions - Aged Care - Privatising Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT)

Yes No

24th Feb 2020, 4:05 PM – Senate Motions - Public Transport - Privatisation

Yes No

6th Feb 2020, 12:21 PM – Senate Motions - Aged-Care Assessments - Privatisation + consult with states

Yes No

1st Aug 2019, 12:18 PM – Senate Committees - Visa Processing - Do not privatise

Yes No

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 7 0 70
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 0 70

*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 = 0 / 70 = 0.0%.

And then