How Eric Abetz voted compared to someone who agrees 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

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for restricting donations to political parties” which Eric Abetz could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Eric Abetz on this policy.

Division Eric Abetz Supporters vote

11th Mar 2009, 12:19 PM – Senate Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009] - Second Reading - Agree to the bill's main idea

absent Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for restricting donations to political parties” which Eric Abetz could have attended.

Division Eric Abetz Supporters vote

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

No 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

No Yes

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

absent Yes

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

absent Yes

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

absent Yes

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

absent 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

15th Aug 2017, 4:06 PM – Senate Motions - Donations to Political Parties - Integrity and perceived corruption

No Yes

8th Nov 2016, 3:50 PM – Senate Motions - Political Donations - Family First

absent Yes

12th Oct 2016, 4:00 PM – Senate Motions - Donations to Political Parties - Banks and financial institutions

No Yes

2nd May 2016, 4:20 PM – Senate Motions — Donations to Political Parties

No Yes

19th Apr 2016, 7:39 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - End fossil fuel political donations

absent Yes

24th Nov 2015, 3:51 PM – Senate Motions - Donations to Political Parties - Ban certain political donations & establish independent corruption commission

absent Yes

19th Mar 2015, 11:28 AM – Senate Motions — Ban donations to political parties from mining and coal seam gas (CSG) companies

absent Yes

3rd Dec 2013 – Senate Motions - Political Donations - Disclosure and ban on overseas donations

absent Yes

25th Oct 2010, 4:51 PM – Senate Tobacco Advertising

No Yes

18th Mar 2008, 3:44 PM – Senate Motions - Donations to Political Parties - Developers

absent Yes

30th Nov 2006, 10:08 AM – Senate Motions - Political Donations - Developers

absent Yes

20th Jun 2006, 1:48 PM – Senate Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2006 - In Committee - Foreign donations & loans

No Yes

How "voted generally against" is worked out

They Vote For You gives each vote a score based on whether the MP voted in agreement with the policy or not. These scores are then averaged with a weighting across all votes that the MP could have voted on relevant to the policy. The overall average score is then converted to a simple english language phrase based on the range of values it's within.

When an MP votes in agreement with a policy the vote is scored as 100%. When they vote against the policy it is scored as 0% and when they are absent it is scored half way between the two at 50%. The half way point effectively says "we don't know whether they are for or against this policy".

The overall agreement score for the policy is worked out by a weighted average of the scores for each vote. The weighting has been chosen so that the most important votes have a weighting 5 times that of the less important votes. Also, absent votes on less important votes are weighted 5 times less again to not penalise MPs for not attending the less important votes. Pressure of other work means MPs or Senators are not always available to vote – it does not always mean they've abstained.

Type of vote Agreement score (s) Weight (w) No of votes (n)
Most important votes MP voted with policy 100% 25 0
MP voted against policy 0% 25 0
MP absent 50% 25 1
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 0
MP voted against policy 0% 5 10
MP absent 50% 1 15

The final agreement score is a weighted average (weighted arithmetic mean) of the scores of the individual votes.

Average agreement score = sum(n×w×s) / sum(n×w) = 20.0 / 90 = 22%.

And then this average agreement score