How Anne McEwen voted compared to someone who believes that landholders, particularly farmers, should be able to say no to mining and gas exploration on their land (in other words, they should be able to lock the gate)

Division Anne McEwen Supporters vote

24th Nov 2015, 3:56 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Landholders' right to say "no"

No Yes

5th Mar 2015 – Senate Motions — Coal Seam Gas

No Yes

9th Jul 2014, 3:51 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Right to say no

absent Yes

15th May 2014, 12:14 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Bentley blockade

No Yes

6th Mar 2014, 12:31 PM – Senate Motions - Lock the Gate Alliance - Act on concerns of the Alliance

No Yes

6th Mar 2014, 11:40 AM – Senate Landholders' Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2013 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

No Yes (strong)

13th Feb 2014, 12:23 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Landholders' right to refuse

No Yes

14th Nov 2013, 11:23 AM – Senate Motions - Agriculture - Coal seam gas wells

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 1 0 50
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 6 0 60
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 1 1 2
Total: 1 112

*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 = 1 / 112 = 0.89%.

And then