How Richard Colbeck voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should implement the international conventions that relate to seeking refuge and protection from torture. These include the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees and the non-refoulement provisions of the UN Convention Against Torture and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for implementing refugee and protection conventions” which Richard Colbeck could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Richard Colbeck on this policy.

Division Richard Colbeck Supporters vote

4th Dec 2014, 11:55 PM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - in Committee - Keep schedule 5 as it is

Yes No

4th Dec 2014, 8:58 PM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

Yes No

4th Dec 2014, 12:15 AM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Yes No

4th Dec 2014, 12:11 AM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - in Committee - Agree with the amended bill

Yes No

16th Aug 2012, 8:31 PM – Senate Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2012 - In Committee - Protection and welfare arrangements

No Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for implementing refugee and protection conventions” which Richard Colbeck could have attended.

Division Richard Colbeck Supporters vote

17th Jun 2020, 4:13 PM – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - Resettlement

absent Yes

26th Nov 2018, 3:42 PM – Senate Motions - Universal Children's Day - Children in detention

No Yes

13th Nov 2018, 6:33 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Migration (Immi 18/019: Fast Track Applicant Class) Instrument 2018 - Disallow

No Yes

16th Aug 2018, 12:12 PM – Senate Motions - Migration - New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants

No No

19th Mar 2015 – Senate Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

absent No

4th Dec 2014, 9:57 PM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - in Committee - Government amendments

Yes No

4th Dec 2014, 9:53 PM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - in Committee - Safe Haven Enterprise Visa

Yes No

4th Dec 2014, 8:55 PM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Process unprocessed claims and release detained children

No Yes

25th Nov 2014, 3:49 PM – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - Reverse decision not to resettle refugees from Indonesia

No Yes

17th Jul 2014, 2:21 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Migration Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014 - Disallow

No Yes

17th Jul 2014, 12:27 PM – Senate Motions — Asylum Seekers — Against 'on water' screening and transfer practices

No Yes

14th Jul 2014, 3:59 PM – Senate Motions — Asylum Seekers — Against 'on water' screening and transfer practices

No Yes

6th Feb 2013, 6:32 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Migration Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 5) - Disallow

absent Yes

28th Nov 2012, 3:53 PM – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - Right to work

No Yes

28th Jun 2012, 5:05 PM – Senate Migration Legislation Amendment (The Bali Process) Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Greens Amendment

No Yes

11th Oct 2011 – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - International refugee obligations

No Yes

17th Jun 2010, 9:47 AM – Senate Motions - World Refugee Day - Concerns about policies

No Yes

12th May 2010, 3:52 PM – Senate Motions - Suspension of processing Sri Lankan and Afghan asylum claims

No Yes

3rd Feb 2010, 3:49 PM – Senate Motions - Tamil Asylum Seekers - End standoff

No Yes

27th Oct 2009, 3:50 PM – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - Language and law

No Yes

26th Feb 2007, 5:03 PM – Senate Matters of Urgency - Asylum Seekers - Non-refoulment

No Yes

20th Jun 2006, 4:05 PM – Senate Motions - World Refugee Day - Refugee Convention

No Yes

How "voted consistently 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 5
MP absent 50% 25 0
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 1
MP voted against policy 0% 5 18
MP absent 50% 1 3

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) = 6.5 / 223 = 3%.

And then this average agreement score