How Chris Ketter voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should maintain or increase its investment in and support for the Australian coal industry

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for increasing investment in the coal industry” which Chris Ketter could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Chris Ketter on this policy.

Division Chris Ketter 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 investment in the coal industry” which Chris Ketter could have attended.

Division Chris Ketter Supporters vote

4th Dec 2018, 6:19 PM – Senate Matters of Urgency - Climate Change - Coal exports

absent No

4th Dec 2018, 4:42 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Support Adani

absent Yes

27th Nov 2018, 4:51 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Water environmental assessment

absent No

26th Nov 2018, 5:20 PM – Senate Motions - Coal-Fired Power Stations - Good for economy and regional jobs

No Yes

27th Jun 2018, 4:20 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - More coal-fired power stations

No Yes

19th Mar 2018, 1:16 PM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive) Bill 2017 - in Committee - No exploration incentive for thermal coal

No No

13th Sep 2017, 5:38 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - Transition for coal workforce required

No No

11th Sep 2017 – Senate Motions - Energy - Liddell power station

No No

16th Aug 2017, 12:16 PM – Senate Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2017 - Second Reading - Stop Adani mine

No No

22nd Mar 2017, 5:05 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - Transition plan for coal workers

Yes No

1st Dec 2016, 4:30 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Industry - For technology neutral policies

No Yes

17th Mar 2016, 12:39 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Support a rapid transition to clean energy

No No

10th Nov 2015, 3:55 PM – Senate Business - Coalmining - Oppose Shenhua Watermark coal mine

No No

9th Sep 2015, 4:28 PM – Senate Motions - Newcastle City Council Investment Policies - Environmental investment

No No

25th Mar 2015, 5:25 PM – Senate Business - Great Barrier Reef - Galilee Basin

No No

3rd Mar 2015 – Senate Motions — Liverpool Plains

No No

24th Nov 2014, 5:13 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Galilee Basin

No No

28th Oct 2014, 4:07 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Acknowledge massive economic benefits

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 4
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) = 56.5 / 78 = 72%.

And then this average agreement score