How Rex Patrick voted compared to someone who believes that Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senators should vote to suspend standing and sessional orders (that is, the procedural rules of Parliament) so that their colleagues can introduce motions for Parliament to vote on even when the the procedural rules would prevent them from doing so

Division Rex Patrick Supporters vote

30th Nov 2021, 12:57 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Let a vote happen

absent Yes (strong)

10th Aug 2021, 12:49 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes (strong)

10th Aug 2021, 12:30 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes (strong)

9th Aug 2021, 4:08 PM – Senate Motions - Covid-19: Income Support - Let a vote happen

absent Yes (strong)

3rd Aug 2021, 3:26 PM – Senate Motions - Taxation - Let a vote happen

absent Yes (strong)

23rd Jun 2021, 4:34 PM – Senate Documents - Western Australia: Korean Community, Queensland: Coal Mining - Let a vote happen

No Yes (strong)

23rd Jun 2021, 4:25 PM – Senate Documents - Energy; Order for the Production of Documents - Let a vote happen

No Yes (strong)

22nd Jun 2021, 4:24 PM – Senate Motions - Medicare, Tasmania: Queen's Birthday Honours, Superannuation - Let a vote happen

No Yes (strong)

21st Jun 2021, 4:25 PM – Senate Ministerial Suitability Commission of Inquiry Bill 2021 - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes (strong)

16th Jun 2021, 4:04 PM – Senate Motions - Several motions - Suspend the usual procedural rules

No Yes (strong)

16th Mar 2021, 4:50 PM – Senate Motions - National Disability Insurance Scheme, Aged Care: Dementia - Let a vote happen

No Yes (strong)

15th Mar 2021, 5:17 PM – Senate Motions - China: Human Rights - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes (strong)

25th Feb 2021, 12:14 PM – Senate Motions - NBN Co - Let a vote happen

No Yes (strong)

25th Feb 2021, 12:01 PM – Senate Motions - Northern Territory: Crime - Let a vote happen

No Yes (strong)

23rd Feb 2021, 5:01 PM – Senate Motions - Workplace Relations: Food Delivery Industry, Mental Health Services - Let votes happen

No Yes (strong)

9th Nov 2020, 4:05 PM – Senate Motions - China - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes (strong)

3rd Sep 2020, 1:04 PM – Senate Documents - Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program; Order for the Production of Documents - Let vote happen

absent Yes (strong)

3rd Sep 2020, 12:42 PM – Senate Motions - Defence Equipment: Collins Class Submarines - Let a vote happen

absent Yes (strong)

1st Sep 2020 – Senate Motions - Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians; Attempted Censure - Let a vote happen

absent Yes (strong)

18th Jun 2020, 10:35 AM – Senate Business - Senate Temporary Orders - Let a vote happen

absent Yes (strong)

18th Jun 2020, 10:20 AM – Senate Business - Senate Temporary Orders - Let a vote happen

No Yes (strong)

18th Jun 2020, 10:06 AM – Senate Business - Senate Temporary Orders - Let a vote happen

absent Yes (strong)

16th Jun 2020, 4:38 PM – Senate Motions - Aboriginal Deaths in Custody - Let a vote happen

No Yes (strong)

11th Jun 2020, 4:22 PM – Senate Motions - All Lives Matter - Let a vote happen

No Yes (strong)

5th Dec 2019, 3:15 PM – Senate Business - Consideration of Legislation - Let a vote happen

No Yes (strong)

4th Dec 2019, 10:56 AM – Senate Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes (strong)

4th Dec 2019, 10:06 AM – Senate Business - Consideration of Legislation - Let a vote happen

No Yes (strong)

2nd Dec 2019, 11:12 AM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Suspend the usual rules

No Yes (strong)

28th Nov 2019, 10:05 AM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes (strong)

26th Nov 2019, 3:42 PM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Let a motion happen

Yes Yes (strong)

14th Nov 2019, 11:35 AM – Senate National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Streamlined Governance) Bill 2019 - in Committee - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes (strong)

25th Jul 2019, 10:47 AM – Senate Business - Consideration of Legislation - Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Bill 2019 and another

Yes Yes (strong)

22nd Jul 2019, 9:02 PM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Let a vote happen

No Yes (strong)

2nd Apr 2019, 5:29 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Let a vote happen

No Yes (strong)

14th Feb 2019, 12:44 PM – Senate Motions - Queensland Nickel - Suspend usual rules

Yes Yes (strong)

6th Dec 2018, 2:32 PM – Senate Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Let a vote happen

No Yes (strong)

4th Dec 2018, 5:05 PM – Senate Documents - Queensland: Abortion - Let a vote happen

No Yes (strong)

26th Nov 2018, 4:23 PM – Senate Motions - Suspension of Standing Orders - Let a vote happen

absent Yes (strong)

17th Oct 2018, 4:23 PM – Senate Motions - Suspension of Standing Orders - Let a vote happen

absent Yes (strong)

15th Oct 2018, 3:22 PM – Senate Documents - Religious Freedom Review Expert Panel; Order for the Production of Documents - Let a vote happen

No Yes (strong)

15th Oct 2018, 11:11 AM – Senate Motions — Suspension of Standing Orders

No Yes (strong)

20th Aug 2018, 4:20 PM – Senate Motions - Suspension of Standing Orders

No Yes (strong)

15th Aug 2018, 10:48 AM – Senate Motions - Anning, Senator Fraser; Censure - Let vote happen

Yes Yes (strong)

25th Jun 2018, 4:53 PM – Senate Motions - Suspension of Standing Orders - Let Senator McKim introduce his motion

absent Yes (strong)

30th Nov 2017, 1:20 PM – Senate Motions - Dastyari, Senator Sam - Suspend standing order

Yes Yes (strong)

How "a mixture of for and 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 13 650 650
MP voted against policy 21 0 1050
MP absent 11 275 550
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 925 2250

*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 = 925 / 2250 = 41%.

And then