How Rex Patrick 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 Rex Patrick Supporters vote

16th Jun 2020, 4:50 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Transition to renewables

Yes No

10th Feb 2020, 7:37 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Revoke Adani environmental approvals

absent No

3rd Dec 2019, 4:00 PM – Senate Motions - Great Barrier Reef - Climate change

No No

2nd Dec 2019, 4:17 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Withdraw support for Adani

absent No

16th Oct 2019, 4:40 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change, Petroleum Industry - No new coal, oil or gas projects

No No

30th Jul 2019, 3:48 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Carmichael Mine

absent Yes

24th Jul 2019, 3:47 PM – Senate Motions - Great Barrier Reef - Protect from climate change

No No

4th Jul 2019, 12:57 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Support Carmichael Mine project

absent Yes

2nd Apr 2019, 5:00 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Donations + Adani

absent No

4th Dec 2018, 4:42 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Support Adani

absent Yes

4th Dec 2018, 4:15 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Against Adani mine

absent No

26th Nov 2018, 5:20 PM – Senate Motions - Coal-Fired Power Stations - Good for economy and regional jobs

Yes Yes

16th Oct 2018, 4:30 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Donations, climate policy and Adani

No No

15th Oct 2018, 4:26 PM – Senate Motions - Adani Mining - Pipeline and investigation

Yes No

20th Aug 2018, 3:43 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - No new mines in Galilee Basin

absent No

21st Mar 2018, 3:58 PM – Senate Motions - Queensland: Native Title - Adani Indigenous Land Use Agreement

No No

15th Feb 2018, 12:07 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Action

No No

8th Feb 2018, 12:11 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Against Adani

No No

6th Feb 2018, 4:43 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Confirm Adani's Carmichael Mine shouldn't go ahead

absent 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 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 8 80 80
MP voted against policy 2 0 20
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 9 9 18
Total: 89 118

*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 = 89 / 118 = 75%.

And then