How Louise Pratt voted compared to someone who believes that The federal government should make its data and documents more accessible for the general public and Parliament

Division Louise Pratt Supporters vote Division outcome

11th Oct 2012, 12:24 PM – Senate Documents — Public Interest Disclosure Bill, Order for the Production of Documents

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Senator Christine Milne moved:

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Special Minister of State and the Minister representing the Minister for the Public Service and Integrity, by 1 November 2012:

(a) all draft copies of the Government's Public Interest Disclosure Bill; and

(b) correspondence from all government departments and agencies that support or raise concerns about the abovementioned draft bills.

No Yes (strong) Not passed by a modest majority

11th Oct 2012, 12:20 PM – Senate Documents — National Data Retention Scheme; Order for the Production of Documents

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Senator Scott Ludlam moved:

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Attorney-General, no later than noon on Monday, 29 October 2012, the following:

(a) a list of dates, invitees and attendees of meetings held between the Attorney-General's Department and ISPs, consumer and content industry groups regarding a national data retention scheme;

(b) briefing notes and advice generated by the Attorney-General's Department in advance of the meetings;

(c) interdepartmental communications – emails and documents pertaining to the meetings; and

(d) minutes and reports of these meetings.

No Yes (strong) Not passed by a modest majority

11th Oct 2012, 12:15 PM – Senate Documents — Data Retention Advice; Order for the Production of Documents

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Senator Scott Ludlam moved:

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Attorney-General, no later than noon on Monday, 29 October 2012, advice provided to the Attorney-General by the Attorney-General's Department or other government departments on data retention, including, but not limited to:

(a) legal advice regarding data retention in Australia;

(b) legal advice regarding data retention regimes in other jurisdictions;

(c) technical and political advice arising from meetings with experts and industry representatives;

(d) costings and methodology for reaching estimates of costings;

(e) internal departmental correspondence; and

(f) interdepartmental communications – emails and documents pertaining to data retention.

No Yes (strong) Not passed by a modest majority

10th Oct 2012, 3:50 PM – Senate Documents — Productivity Commission Report; Order for the Production of Documents

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Senator Mathias Cormann moved:

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation, no later than noon on 11 October 2012, a copy of the final report of the Productivity Commission into Default Superannuation Funds in Modern Awards as submitted to the Government on Friday, 5 October 2012.

No Yes Not passed by a small majority

19th Mar 2012, 4:18 PM – Senate Documents — Serco Training Manuals; Order for the Production of Documents

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Senator Sarah Hanson-Young moved:

That there be laid on the table, no later than 22 March 2012, by the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (Senator Lundy), the following documents:

(a) Serco Induction Training Course Student Manual 2011;

(b) Serco Induction Training Course Teaching Materials 2011;

(c) Serco Staff Refresher Training Manual 2011;

(d) Serco Induction Training Course Student Manual 2012;

(e) Serco Induction Training Course Teaching Materials 2012; and

(f) Serco Staff Refresher Training Manual 2012.

No Yes (strong) Not passed by a modest majority

28th Feb 2012, 3:42 PM – Senate Documents — Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security; Order for the Production of Documents

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Senator Bob Brown moved:

That there be laid on the table by 13 March 2012, by the Minister representing the Prime Minister (Senator Evans), the report undertaken by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security into the actions of the relevant Australian agencies in relation to the arrest and detention overseas of Mr Mamdouh Habib.

No Yes (strong) Not passed by a modest majority

9th Feb 2012, 12:55 PM – Senate Documents — Gambling; Order for the Production of Documents

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Senator Richard Di Natale, and also on behalf of Senator Xenophon, moved:

That there be laid on the table by 27 February 2012 by the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (Senator Evans) any advice or documentation received by the Government regarding the cost of implementing $1 bet limits on poker machines, particularly in relation to the $1.5 billion figure referred to by the Minister in public comments.

No Yes (strong) Not passed by a modest majority

How "voted a mixture of for and 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 5 250 250
MP voted against policy 8 0 400
MP absent 4 100 200
Less important votes (10 points)      
MP voted with policy 29 290 290
MP voted against policy 8 0 80
Less important absentees (2 points)      
MP absent* 7 7 14
Total: 647 1234

*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 = 647 / 1234 = 52%.

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