At the end of the motion, add:
", but the Senate notes that global warming is the greatest threat to the Great Barrier Reef and calls on the government to immediately take all available steps to stop the Adani Carmichael coal mine."
How Nick Xenophon voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should support the Adani Group's plans to build the Carmichael mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin
|Division||Nick Xenophon||Supporters vote||Division outcome|
16th Aug 2017, 12:16 PM – Senate Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Stop Adani mine
|absent||No (strong)||Not passed by a modest majority|
19th Jun 2017, 3:53 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Adani's Carmichael mine
The majority voted against a motion that, among other things, called for a review of Adani's approvals for the Carmichael mine under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. It also wanted to strengthen the environmental history test under that Act, which lets the Minister consider the proponent's environmental history when deciding to grant approval (in this case, the proponent would be Adani, which has had a chequered environmental history).
|Yes||No (strong)||Not passed by a modest majority|
14th Jun 2017 – Senate Motions - Adani Carmichael Coalmine - Support
|absent||Yes||Passed by a modest majority|
How "voted moderately 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|
|Less important votes (10 points)|
|MP voted with policy||1||10||10|
|MP voted against policy||1||0||10|
|Less important absentees (2 points)|
*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 = 87 / 224 = 39%.
- between 95% and 100% becomes "very strongly for"
- between 85% and 95% becomes "strongly for"
- between 60% and 85% becomes "moderately for"
- between 40% and 60% becomes "a mixture of for and against"
- between 15% and 40% becomes "moderately against"
- between 5.0% and 15% becomes "strongly against"
- between 0.0% and 5.0% becomes "very strongly against"