How Rex Patrick voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should introduce restrictions to the amount and type of donations that political parties can receive in order to prevent corruption or the appearance of corruption in government

Division Rex Patrick Supporters vote

4th Feb 2021, 12:47 PM – Senate Motions - Donations to Political Parties - Lower disclosure threashold

Yes Yes

3rd Sep 2020, 10:17 AM – Senate Electoral Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020 - in Committee - Restrict political donations

absent Yes

2nd Sep 2020, 7:21 PM – Senate Electoral Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020 - in Committee - Reform donation arrangements

absent Yes

2nd Sep 2020, 6:42 PM – Senate Electoral Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020 - in Committee - Lower disclosure threshold

absent Yes

2nd Sep 2020, 11:29 AM – Senate Electoral Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Amend donation laws

absent Yes

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

No Yes

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

absent Yes

13th Feb 2019, 4:20 PM – Senate Motions - Gambling - Introduced restrictions

Yes Yes

12th Feb 2019, 5:44 PM – Senate Motions - Donations to Political Parties - Restrict

Yes Yes

12th Feb 2019 – Senate Motions - Donations to Political Parties - Restrict

Yes Yes

3rd Dec 2018, 4:53 PM – Senate Motions - Political Donations - Ban and cap

Yes Yes

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

No Yes

13th Feb 2018, 3:53 PM – Senate Motions - Donations to Political Parties - Mining and resources

No Yes

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 5 50 50
MP voted against policy 3 0 30
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 5 5 10
Total: 55 90

*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 = 55 / 90 = 61%.

And then