How Tony Sheldon voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should include mandatory minimum sentences in their federal-level criminal laws that deal with crimes such as child sex offences

Division Tony Sheldon Supporters vote

16th Jun 2020, 3:28 PM – Senate Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2019 - Consideration of House of Representatives Message - Mandatory minimum sentences

absent Yes (strong)

15th Jun 2020, 7:55 PM – Senate Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2019 - in Committee - Mandatory minimum sentences

No Yes (strong)

15th Jun 2020, 7:48 PM – Senate Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2019 - in Committee - Mandatory minimum sentences

Yes No (strong)

How "generally 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 2 0 100
MP absent 1 25 50
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 25 150

*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 = 25 / 150 = 17%.

And then