How George Brandis voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should introduce a carbon pricing mechanism

Division George Brandis Supporters vote

17th Jul 2014, 11:10 AM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 and related bills - Third Reading - Read a third time

Yes No (strong)

17th Jul 2014, 10:51 AM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 and related bills — Adoption of Report — Adopt the report

Yes No (strong)

17th Jul 2014, 10:46 AM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 and related bills — In Committee — Bills stand as printed

Yes No (strong)

17th Jul 2014, 10:24 AM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 — In Committee — Keep schedules 2 to 4

Yes No

15th Jul 2014, 9:36 PM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 and related bills - Second Reading - Read a second time

absent No (strong)

10th Jul 2014, 12:23 PM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and related bills - In Committee - Adopt the committee's report and so reject the bills

absent Yes (strong)

10th Jul 2014, 12:16 PM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and related bills - In Committee - Agree to bills

absent No (strong)

10th Jul 2014, 11:56 AM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] - In Committee - Schedules 2 to 5

absent No

10th Jul 2014, 9:59 AM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and related bills - Declaration of Urgency - Allocate time for debate

absent No

10th Jul 2014, 9:52 AM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and related bills - Declaration of Urgency - Declare bills urgent

absent No

9th Jul 2014, 11:46 AM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and related bills - Second Reading - Read a second time

absent No (strong)

9th Jul 2014, 11:29 AM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and related bills - Second Reading - Reject the bills

absent Yes

9th Jul 2014, 9:47 AM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and related bills - Declaration of Urgency - Consider these bills urgent

absent No

7th Jul 2014, 1:29 PM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and related bills - First Reading - Consider bills together

absent No

7th Jul 2014, 1:25 PM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and related bills - First Reading - Proceed without formality

absent No

20th Mar 2014, 12:43 PM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 and related bills - Third Reading - Read a third time

Yes No (strong)

17th Mar 2014, 1:59 PM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 and related bills - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes No (strong)

3rd Mar 2014, 12:39 PM – Senate Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013 - Second reading - Read a second time

Yes No

3rd Mar 2014, 12:35 PM – Senate Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013 - Second reading - Express concern about abolition

No Yes

9th Dec 2013, 4:49 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - support Climate Smart Tasmania and condemn repeal of carbon price

No Yes

2nd Dec 2013, 8:34 PM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 and related bills — First Reading — Consider the legislation together

absent No

27th Jun 2013, 12:18 PM – Senate Motions - Carbon Pricing - Stop the increase in the carbon price

Yes No

26th Nov 2012, 10:01 PM – Senate Clean Energy Amendment (International Emissions Trading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 and related bills - Third Reading - Read a third time

No Yes

26th Nov 2012, 9:42 PM – Senate Clean Energy Amendment (International Emissions Trading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 and related bills - Second Reading - Read a second time

No Yes

25th Jun 2012, 8:47 PM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2012, Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2012, Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2012 - Third Reading - Read a third time

absent Yes

25th Jun 2012, 8:44 PM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2012, Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2012, Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Read a second time

absent Yes

21st Jun 2012, 6:02 PM – Senate Motions — Carbon Pricing - Condemn Government

Yes No

8th Nov 2011 – Senate Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - Third Reading - Read a third time

No Yes (strong)

8th Nov 2011 – Senate Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - In committee - Agree to the bills

No Yes

8th Nov 2011 – Senate Clean Energy Bill 2011 - In Committee - When charge payable

Yes No

7th Nov 2011 – Senate Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - In Committee - Defer commencement of the carbon price

Yes No (strong)

3rd Nov 2011 – Senate Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - Second Reading - Read a second time

No Yes (strong)

12th Oct 2011 – Senate Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - First Reading - Read for a first time

No Yes (strong)

12th Oct 2011 – Senate Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - First Reading - Take the bills together

No Yes

12th Oct 2011 – Senate Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills - First Reading - Proceed without formalities

No Yes

How "almost always 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 9 0 450
MP absent 4 100 200
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 12 0 120
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 10 10 20
Total: 110 790

*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 = 110 / 790 = 14%.

And then