How Joe Ludwig voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should address the causes and consequences of climate change as a matter of urgency by, for example, lowering emissions and investing in science and technology

Division Joe Ludwig Supporters vote

19th Apr 2016, 7:39 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - End fossil fuel political donations

No Yes

3rd Dec 2014, 4:00 PM – Senate Motions - Environment - Set national targets for emissions reductions

No Yes

28th Oct 2014, 4:07 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Acknowledge massive economic benefits

absent No

22nd Sep 2014, 5:14 PM – Senate Matters of Urgency - Climate Change - Climate Change Summit and emissions reduction target

Yes Yes

15th Jul 2014, 9:31 PM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 and related bills - Second Reading - Protect from climate change

No Yes

17th Mar 2014, 1:46 PM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 and related bills - Second Reading - Protect Australia from climate change

No Yes

27th Feb 2013, 4:15 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change and National Security - Address in Defence White Paper

absent Yes

13th Nov 2008, 9:41 AM – Senate Motions - White Paper on Global Population - Develop

No Yes

24th Jun 2008, 3:48 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Act on conference conclusions

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 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 1 10 10
MP voted against policy 6 0 60
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 2 2 4
Total: 12 74

*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 = 12 / 74 = 16%.

And then