How Slade Brockman voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should allow live animal export and place minimal restrictions on it

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for live animal export” which Slade Brockman could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Slade Brockman on this policy.

Division Slade Brockman Supporters vote

10th Sep 2018, 11:35 AM – Senate Animal Export Legislation Amendment (Ending Long-Haul Live Sheep Exports) Bill 2018 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

No No

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for live animal export” which Slade Brockman could have attended.

Division Slade Brockman Supporters vote

3rd Sep 2020, 4:39 PM – Senate Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment (Dairy Cattle Export Charge) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Against live export

absent No

16th Jun 2020, 5:00 PM – Senate Motions - Live Animal Exports - Stop RETWA ship

absent No

16th Jun 2020, 4:34 PM – Senate Motions - Live Animal Exports - Do not appeal Federal Court decision

absent Yes

17th Oct 2019, 12:39 PM – Senate Motions - Live Animal Exports - Restict during summer

No No

4th Dec 2018, 5:01 PM – Senate Documents - Live Animal Exports - Phase out

No No

26th Jun 2018, 4:30 PM – Senate Motions - Live Animal Exports - Compensation and orderly phase out

No No

8th Feb 2018, 12:17 PM – Senate Motions - Live Animal Exports - Transition away from

No No

How "voted consistently 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 1
MP voted against policy 0% 25 0
MP absent 50% 25 0
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 4
MP voted against policy 0% 5 0
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) = 46.5 / 48 = 97%.

And then this average agreement score