How Jan McLucas voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should implement the international conventions that relate to seeking refuge and protection from torture. These include the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees and the non-refoulement provisions of the UN Convention Against Torture and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Division Jan McLucas Supporters vote

19th Mar 2015 – Senate Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

Yes No

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

No No (strong)

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

No No

4th Dec 2014, 9:53 PM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - in Committee - Safe Haven Enterprise Visa

No 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

No No (strong)

4th Dec 2014, 8:55 PM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Process unprocessed claims and release detained children

Yes Yes

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

No 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

No No (strong)

25th Nov 2014, 3:49 PM – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - Reverse decision not to resettle refugees from Indonesia

Yes Yes

17th Jul 2014, 2:21 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Migration Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014 - Disallow

Yes Yes

17th Jul 2014, 12:27 PM – Senate Motions — Asylum Seekers — Against 'on water' screening and transfer practices

Yes Yes

14th Jul 2014, 3:59 PM – Senate Motions — Asylum Seekers — Against 'on water' screening and transfer practices

absent Yes

6th Feb 2013, 6:32 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Migration Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 5) - Disallow

No Yes

28th Nov 2012, 3:53 PM – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - Right to work

No Yes

16th Aug 2012, 8:31 PM – Senate Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2012 - In Committee - Protection and welfare arrangements

absent Yes (strong)

28th Jun 2012, 5:05 PM – Senate Migration Legislation Amendment (The Bali Process) Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Greens Amendment

No Yes

11th Oct 2011 – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - International refugee obligations

No Yes

17th Jun 2010, 9:47 AM – Senate Motions - World Refugee Day - Concerns about policies

No Yes

12th May 2010, 3:52 PM – Senate Motions - Suspension of processing Sri Lankan and Afghan asylum claims

No Yes

3rd Feb 2010, 3:49 PM – Senate Motions - Tamil Asylum Seekers - End standoff

No Yes

27th Oct 2009, 3:50 PM – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - Language and law

No Yes

26th Feb 2007, 5:03 PM – Senate Matters of Urgency - Asylum Seekers - Non-refoulment

Yes Yes

20th Jun 2006, 4:05 PM – Senate Motions - World Refugee Day - Refugee Convention

Yes Yes

How "generally 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 4 200 200
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 1 25 50
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 8 80 80
MP voted against policy 9 0 90
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 1 1 2
Total: 306 422

*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 = 306 / 422 = 73%.

And then