How Dorinda Cox voted compared to someone who agrees that The federal government should make its data and documents more accessible for the general public and Parliament

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for increasing accessibility of government data and documents” which Dorinda Cox could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Dorinda Cox on this policy.

Division Dorinda Cox Supporters vote
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Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for increasing accessibility of government data and documents” which Dorinda Cox could have attended.

Division Dorinda Cox Supporters vote

30th Mar 2022, 11:40 AM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (Cyclone and Flood Damage Reinsurance Pool) Bill 2022 - Second Reading - Show modelling

Yes Yes

9th Feb 2022, 4:41 PM – Senate Documents - Covid-19: International Travel - Order for the Production of Documents

Yes Yes

9th Feb 2022, 4:32 PM – Senate Documents — Australian Public Service; Order for the Production of Documents

Yes Yes

8th Feb 2022, 6:20 PM – Senate Documents - Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Order for the Production of Documents

No Yes

8th Feb 2022, 6:16 PM – Senate Documents - Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Order for the production of legal documents

No Yes

8th Feb 2022, 6:02 PM – Senate Documents - National Cabinet - Order for the Production of Documents

Yes Yes

2nd Dec 2021, 12:17 PM – Senate Documents - National Partnership Agreement on Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory - Order for the Production of Documents

Yes Yes

2nd Dec 2021, 12:08 PM – Senate Documents - Conservation Planning Decisions - Order for the Production of Documents

Yes Yes

29th Nov 2021, 3:40 PM – Senate Documents - Urban Congestion Fund - Order for the Production of Documents

Yes Yes

24th Nov 2021, 5:05 PM – Senate Documents - National Cabinet - Order for the Production of Documents

Yes Yes

24th Nov 2021, 4:55 PM – Senate Documents - Australian Antarctic Division - Order for the Production of Documents

Yes Yes

23rd Nov 2021, 4:46 PM – Senate Motions - National Cabinet - Public Interest Immunity Claims

Yes Yes

20th Oct 2021, 5:03 PM – Senate Documents - Urban Congestion Fund - Order for the Production of Documents

Yes Yes

How "voted generally for" 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 0
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 11
MP voted against policy 0% 5 2
MP absent 50% 1 0

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) = 55.0 / 65 = 85%.

And then this average agreement score