How Tim Storer voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should amend its laws and policies to meet the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement

Division Tim Storer Supporters vote Division outcome

4th Dec 2018, 5:12 PM – Senate Documents - Climate Change - Withdraw from Paris Climate Accord

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Senator Cory Bernardi (SA, Australian Conservatives) moved a motion:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the commencement of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, that is critical to financing the Green Climate Fund (the Fund) that aims to spend USD $100 billion per year by 2020;

(b) commends the Morrison Government for rejecting the latest request for additional Australian taxpayer contribution to the Fund; and

(c) calls upon the Federal Government to follow the example of the United States of America and other nations and withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

No No Not passed by a large majority

14th Aug 2018, 3:59 PM – Senate Motions - Paris Agreement - Withdraw

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The majority voted against a motion to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate:

(a) notes that the United States of America has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement; and

(b) calls upon the Australian Government to also withdraw from the Agreement, and cease taking any steps towards enacting at law or by policy any steps towards the Agreement's targets.

No No Not passed by a large majority

How "voted very strongly 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 2 20 20
MP voted against policy 0 0 0
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 0 0 0
Total: 20 20

*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 = 20 / 20 = 100%.

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