How Alex Antic voted compared to someone who believes that the Australian Government should provide more transparency of our country's political relationship with China

Division Alex Antic Supporters vote

16th Jun 2021, 7:12 PM – Senate Committees - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee' Reference - China

No Yes

10th Jun 2020, 6:24 PM – Senate Committees - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee; Reference - China

No Yes

3rd Dec 2019, 7:10 PM – Senate Committees - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee - Australia's relationship with China

No Yes

11th Nov 2019, 5:50 PM – Senate Committees - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee - Reference

No Yes

9th Sep 2019, 9:13 PM – Senate Committees - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee - Reference

No Yes

How "consistently 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 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 5 0 50
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 0 50

*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 = 0 / 50 = 0.0%.

And then