How George Brandis voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should decrease the private health insurance rebate that eligible taxpayers are entitled to

Division George Brandis Supporters vote

27th Jun 2013, 11:03 PM – Senate Private Health Insurance Amendment (Lifetime Health Cover Loading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 - Third Reading - Read a third time

No Yes

27th Jun 2013, 10:59 PM – Senate Private Health Insurance Amendment (Lifetime Health Cover Loading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 - In Committee - Keep schedule 1 unchanged

No Yes

15th Mar 2012, 6:13 PM – Senate Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012 and related bills - Third Reading - Read a third time

absent Yes (strong)

15th Mar 2012, 6:04 PM – Senate Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012 and related bills - Second Reading - Read a second time

absent Yes (strong)

13th Mar 2012, 6:35 PM – Senate Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2012 and related bills - Reference to Committee - Refer to the Economics Legislation Committee

Yes No

9th Mar 2010, 5:51 PM – Senate Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009 [No. 2] - Second Reading - Read a second time

No Yes (strong)

9th Sep 2009, 7:06 PM – Senate Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009 and related bills - Second Reading - Read a second time

absent Yes

5th Dec 2006, 12:40 PM – Senate Medibank Private Sale Bill 2006 - In Committee - Abolish the private health insurance rebate

No Yes

22nd Jun 2006, 10:42 PM – Senate Health Legislation Amendment (Private Health Insurance) Bill 2006 - In Committee - Abolish the private health insurance rebate

No Yes

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 1 0 50
MP absent 2 50 100
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 5 0 50
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 1 1 2
Total: 51 202

*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 = 51 / 202 = 25%.

And then