How Mark Furner voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should increase investment in renewable energy technologies

Division Mark Furner Supporters vote

18th Jun 2014, 11:46 AM – Senate Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2] - Second Reading - Read a second time

No No

10th Dec 2013, 2:02 PM – Senate Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 — Second Reading — Read a second time

No No

28th Feb 2013, 11:30 AM – Senate Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Read a second time

No No

20th Sep 2012, 12:03 PM – Senate Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012 - Reference to Committee

No No

25th Jun 2012, 8:28 PM – Senate Clean Energy Finance Corporation Bill 2012 - Third Reading - Read a third time

Yes Yes (strong)

25th Jun 2012, 8:24 PM – Senate Clean Energy Finance Corporation Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes Yes (strong)

15th Mar 2012, 12:12 PM – Senate Motions - Coal - From coal to clean energy market

No Yes

8th Feb 2012, 4:30 PM – Senate Motions - Wind Farms - Act on the Community Affairs References Committee's recommendations

No Yes

22nd Jun 2010, 4:00 PM – Senate Motions - Transition to Renewable Energy - Undertake a study

No Yes

10th Sep 2009, 9:46 AM – Senate Motions - Solar Flagship Program - Support program

No 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 2 100 100
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 4 40 40
MP voted against policy 4 0 40
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 140 180

*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 = 140 / 180 = 78%.

And then