How George Brandis voted compared to someone who believes that there should be more independent access to detention centres and more information provided about the management of asylum seekers under Australian government policy, including the interception of boats at sea

Division George Brandis Supporters vote

5th Dec 2017, 5:56 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Migration Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 4) Regulations 2017 - Disallow

absent Yes

8th Feb 2017, 4:03 PM – Senate Documents - Resettlement of Refugees - Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

12th Sep 2016, 4:48 PM – Senate Committees - Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee - Nauru & Manus Island centres

absent Yes

1st Sep 2016, 12:45 PM – Senate Motions - Immigration Detention - Nauru documents

absent Yes

31st Aug 2016, 4:23 PM – Senate Motions - Immigration Detention - Royal Commission

absent Yes

19th Apr 2016, 7:36 PM – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - Present documents to the Senate

absent Yes

25th Jun 2015, 5:38 PM – Senate Migration Amendment (Regional Processing Arrangements) Bill 2015 - in Committee - Access to regional detention centres

No Yes (strong)

25th Jun 2015, 5:24 PM – Senate Migration Amendment (Regional Processing Arrangements) Bill 2015 - in Committee - Mandatory reporting of abuse

No Yes (strong)

16th Jun 2015, 4:14 PM – Senate Documents — Australian Customs Service; Order for the Production of Documents — Paying people smugglers

absent Yes (strong)

14th May 2015, 3:43 PM – Senate Australian Border Force Bill 2015 and related bill - Third Reading - Pass the bill

absent No (strong)

14th May 2015, 1:58 PM – Senate Australian Border Force Bill 2015 and related bill - in Committee - Public interest amendment

No Yes

4th Dec 2014, 11:55 PM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - in Committee - Keep schedule 5 as it is

Yes No (strong)

4th Dec 2014, 11:45 PM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - in Committee - Keep schedule 4 as it is

Yes No (strong)

4th Dec 2014, 11:01 PM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - in Committee - Keep schedule 3 as it is

absent No (strong)

4th Dec 2014, 10:17 PM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - in Committee - Include Minister's promise to increase intake in bill

No Yes

4th Dec 2014, 9:57 PM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - in Committee - Government amendments

Yes No

4th Dec 2014, 8:58 PM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

Yes No (strong)

4th Dec 2014, 12:15 AM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Yes No (strong)

4th Dec 2014, 12:11 AM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - in Committee - Agree with the amended bill

Yes No (strong)

24th Nov 2014, 4:33 PM – Senate Documents — Asylum Seekers; Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

14th Jul 2014, 3:55 PM – Senate Motions — Asylum Seekers — Disclose information

absent Yes

19th Jun 2014, 12:30 PM – Senate Committees - World Refugee Day - Transparency

absent Yes

9th Dec 2013, 4:21 PM – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - UNHCR reports into Nauru and Manus Island

absent Yes

5th Dec 2013, 12:47 PM – Senate Documents - Asylum Seekers; Order for the Production of Documents

No Yes

16th May 2013, 11:28 AM – Senate Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012 - In Committee - Media access

absent Yes (strong)

16th May 2013, 11:06 AM – Senate Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012 - In Committee - AHRC access

absent Yes (strong)

7th Feb 2013, 12:18 PM – Senate Motions - Immigration Detention Facilities - Media access

absent Yes

12th Sep 2012, 11:45 AM – Senate Motions - Republic of Nauru - 12 month limit on detention

absent Yes

16th Aug 2012, 9:09 PM – Senate Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2012 - In Committee - Independent annual review

absent Yes (strong)

12th Oct 2011 – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - Siev X

absent Yes

24th Nov 2009, 3:41 PM – Senate Border Protection Committee of Cabinet Meeting - Order - Produce documents

absent Yes

27th Aug 2008, 4:21 PM – Senate Motions - MV Tampa: Seventh Anniversary - Inquiry into immigration detention

absent Yes

10th May 2007, 10:17 AM – Senate Motions - Iraq - Information requested

absent Yes

2nd Mar 2006, 11:37 AM – Senate Committees - Legal and Constitutional References Committee - Refer

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 7 0 350
MP absent 6 150 300
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* 16 16 32
Total: 166 732

*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 = 166 / 732 = 23%.

And then