How Jan McLucas voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should increase investment in renewable energy technologies

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

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

Division Jan McLucas Supporters vote

25th Jun 2012, 8:28 PM – Senate Clean Energy Finance Corporation Bill 2012 - Third Reading - Read a third time

Yes Yes

25th Jun 2012, 8:24 PM – Senate Clean Energy Finance Corporation Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Read a second time

Yes Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for increasing investment in renewable energy” which Jan McLucas could have attended.

Division Jan McLucas Supporters vote

3rd May 2016, 4:02 PM – Senate Motions - Budget - Australian Renewable Energy Agency

No Yes

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

No Yes

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

No Yes

23rd Jun 2015, 11:03 PM – Senate Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2015 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Yes No

17th Jun 2015, 6:02 PM – Senate Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2015 - Second Reading - Agree to the bill's main idea

Yes No

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

Yes No

17th Jul 2014, 10:41 AM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 — In Committee — Funding to ARENA

No No

10th Jul 2014, 12:12 PM – Senate Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] - In Committee - Schedule 5

No No

18th Jun 2014, 11:46 AM – Senate Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2] - Second Reading - Read a second time

No No

10th Dec 2013, 2:02 PM – Senate Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 — Second Reading — Read a second time

No No

28th Feb 2013, 11:30 AM – Senate Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Read a second time

No No

20th Sep 2012, 12:03 PM – Senate Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012 - Reference to Committee

absent No

15th Mar 2012, 12:12 PM – Senate Motions - Coal - From coal to clean energy market

absent Yes

8th Feb 2012, 4:30 PM – Senate Motions - Wind Farms - Act on the Community Affairs References Committee's recommendations

No Yes

22nd Jun 2010, 4:00 PM – Senate Motions - Transition to Renewable Energy - Undertake a study

No Yes

10th Sep 2009, 9:46 AM – Senate Motions - Solar Flagship Program - Support program

No Yes

14th Feb 2008, 10:32 AM – Senate Montions - Solar Energy Technology - Provide incentives

No Yes

7th Aug 2007, 3:53 PM – Senate Motions - Desalination Plant - Renewable energy

No Yes

28th Feb 2007, 3:49 PM – Senate Motions - Renewable Energy - Introduce effective policies

No Yes

7th Feb 2007, 4:00 PM – Senate Motions - Wind Energy - Increase Mandatory Renewable Energy Target

Yes Yes

28th Nov 2006, 4:04 PM – Senate Motions - Renewable Energy

No Yes

8th Aug 2006, 4:58 PM – Senate Matters of Urgency - Wind Farms - Bald Hills wind farm

absent Yes

9th Feb 2006, 9:40 AM – Senate Motions - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - Renewable energy

No Yes

How "voted a mixture of for and against" 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 2
MP voted against policy 0% 25 0
MP absent 50% 25 0
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 6
MP voted against policy 0% 5 14
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) = 81.5 / 153 = 53%.

And then this average agreement score