How Tony Sheldon voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should increase investment in renewable energy technologies

Division Tony Sheldon Supporters vote

18th Oct 2021, 4:49 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Implementing the Technology Investment Roadmap) Regulations 2021 - Disallow

Yes Yes

4th Aug 2021, 6:23 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Implementing the Technology Investment Roadmap) Regulations 2021 - Disallowance

absent Yes

22nd Jun 2021, 8:25 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Australian Renewable Energy Agency Amendment (2020-21 Budget Programs) Regulations 2021 - Disallow

Yes Yes

16th Jun 2020, 4:50 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Transition to renewables

absent Yes

26th Feb 2020, 4:15 PM – Senate Motions - Renewable Energy - Invest in renewables

Yes Yes

16th Oct 2019, 4:35 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Address and adapt

Yes Yes

15th Oct 2019, 6:04 PM – Senate Motions - Australian Capital Territory: Renewable Energy - Congratulate

Yes Yes

9th Sep 2019, 5:07 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - Clean energy industry

Yes Yes

1st Aug 2019, 12:13 PM – Senate Committees - Energy - Consistent national energy policy

Yes Yes

4th Jul 2019 – Senate Motions - Energy - Affordable, clean, renewable energy

No Yes

How "almost always 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 7 70 70
MP voted against policy 1 0 10
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 2 2 4
Total: 72 84

*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 = 72 / 84 = 86%.

And then