How Anne McEwen voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should introduce the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, which is a cap-and-trade system of emissions trading introduced by the Rudd Labor Government

Division Anne McEwen Supporters vote

22nd Feb 2010, 5:56 PM – Senate Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2010 and related bills - First Reading - Proceed without formalities

Yes Yes

30th Nov 2009, 9:53 PM – Senate Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] and related bills - In Committee - Free permits for coal fired electricity generators

No Yes

30th Nov 2009, 8:05 PM – Senate Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] and related bills - In Committee - Limit overseas permits

No Yes

30th Nov 2009, 6:27 PM – Senate Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] and related bills - In Committee - Free allocation of permits

No Yes

30th Nov 2009, 12:23 PM – Senate Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] and related bills - In Committee - Insert mandatory requirement to consider

No Yes

30th Nov 2009, 12:00 PM – Senate Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Bill 2009 [No. 2] and Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2009 [No. 2] - Third Reading - Read a third time

Yes Yes

30th Nov 2009, 11:52 AM – Senate Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] and related bills - Third Reading - Read a third time

Yes Yes (strong)

25th Nov 2009, 4:13 PM – Senate Motions - Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Legislation - Defer question of third reading

No No

25th Nov 2009, 12:42 PM – Senate Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] and related bills - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes Yes (strong)

25th Nov 2009, 12:35 PM – Senate Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] and related bills - Second Reading - Refer to committee

absent No

25th Nov 2009, 12:24 PM – Senate Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] and related bills - Second Reading - Defer consideration

No No

25th Nov 2009, 12:14 PM – Senate Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] and related bills - Second Reading - Commit to reducing emissions

No Yes

25th Nov 2009, 11:01 AM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme legislation

Yes Yes

17th Nov 2009, 1:15 PM – Senate Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] - First Reading - Proceed without formalities

Yes Yes

13th Aug 2009, 11:13 AM – Senate Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 and related bills - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes Yes (strong)

13th Aug 2009, 11:06 AM – Senate Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 and related acts - Second Reading - Commit to reducing emissions

No Yes

4th Dec 2008, 10:04 AM – Senate Motions - Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme - Delay introduction

No No

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 3 150 150
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 7 70 70
MP voted against policy 6 0 60
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 1 1 2
Total: 221 282

*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 = 221 / 282 = 78%.

And then