How Stephen Parry voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should introduce a carbon pricing mechanism

Division Stephen Parry Supporters vote Division outcome
no votes listed

How "voted moderately against" 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 6 0 300
MP absent 7 175 350
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 0 0 0
MP voted against policy 18 0 180
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 4 4 8
Total: 179 838

*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 = 179 / 838 = 21%.

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