How Joe Ludwig voted compared to someone who believes that The federal government should make its data and documents more accessible for the general public and Parliament

Division Joe Ludwig Supporters vote

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

Yes Yes

15th Oct 2015, 12:18 PM – Senate Documents — Nous Group; Order for the Production of Documents

Yes Yes

10th Aug 2015, 3:49 PM – Senate Motions - Infrastructure - Documents

Yes Yes

22nd Jun 2015, 3:43 PM – Senate Motions - Production of Documents - Turn-back of vessels

Yes Yes

3rd Mar 2015, 3:42 PM – Senate Documents – National Mental Health Commission – Order for the Production of Documents

Yes Yes

12th Feb 2015, 12:22 PM – Senate Mental Health – Order for the Production of Documents

Yes Yes

11th Feb 2015, 3:50 PM – Senate Motions — Request for more transparency in Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

Yes Yes

3rd Dec 2014, 4:07 PM – Senate Documents – PricewaterhouseCoopers Data Retention Legislation Report – Order for the Production of Documents

Yes Yes

2nd Dec 2014, 3:58 PM – Senate Documents – China-Australia Trade Agreement – Order for the Production of Documents

No Yes

24th Nov 2014, 4:44 PM – Senate Documents — Telecommunications; Order for the Production of Documents

Yes Yes

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

Yes Yes

29th Oct 2014 – Senate Motions - Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - Give members of Parliament access to the draft text

absent Yes

28th Aug 2014, 12:06 PM – Senate Motions - ABC and SBS - Give Senate a copy of efficiency review

Yes Yes

11th Oct 2012, 12:24 PM – Senate Documents — Public Interest Disclosure Bill, Order for the Production of Documents

No Yes

11th Oct 2012, 12:20 PM – Senate Documents — National Data Retention Scheme; Order for the Production of Documents

No Yes

11th Oct 2012, 12:15 PM – Senate Documents — Data Retention Advice; Order for the Production of Documents

No Yes

10th Oct 2012, 3:50 PM – Senate Documents — Productivity Commission Report; Order for the Production of Documents

No Yes

19th Mar 2012, 4:18 PM – Senate Documents — Serco Training Manuals; Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

28th Feb 2012, 3:42 PM – Senate Documents — Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security; Order for the Production of Documents

absent Yes

9th Feb 2012, 12:55 PM – Senate Documents — Gambling; Order for the Production of Documents

No Yes

26th Feb 2007, 3:49 PM – Senate Motions - Smartcard - Privacy

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 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 12 120 120
MP voted against policy 6 0 60
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 3 3 6
Total: 123 186

*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 = 123 / 186 = 66%.

And then