How Rex Patrick voted compared to someone who believes that the federal govenment should increase transparency in big business (that is, companies with an income equal or more than $100 million/year or, alternatively, $200 million/year) by making certain information public, including their total income and how much tax they paid

Division Rex Patrick Supporters vote

2nd Sep 2021, 10:33 AM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Bill 2021 - in Committee - Publication of COVID-19 payment info

absent Yes

9th Aug 2021, 8:58 PM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

No No

9th Aug 2021, 8:51 PM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021 - in Committee - Agree with bill as amended

No No

9th Aug 2021, 8:45 PM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021 - in Committee - Get rid of exemption to scrutiny

Yes Yes (strong)

9th Aug 2021, 7:37 PM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

Yes No

17th Jun 2020, 6:28 PM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 2) Bill 2020 - Consideration of House of Representatives Message - Do not insist on amendments

No No

17th Jun 2020, 11:23 AM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 2) Bill 2020 - in Committee - Exemptions for large proprietary companies

Yes Yes

26th Nov 2018 – Senate Motions - Order for the Production of Documents

Yes Yes

25th Jun 2018, 12:19 PM – Senate Taxation Administration Amendment (Corporate Tax Entity Information) Bill 2017 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

absent Yes

How "almost always 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 1 50 50
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
MP absent 0 0 0
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 5 50 50
MP voted against policy 1 0 10
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 2 2 4
Total: 102 114

*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 = 102 / 114 = 89%.

And then