How Larissa Waters voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should introduce legislation and regulations that protect and conserve Australia's marine ecosystems such as the Great Barrier Reef

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for increasing marine conservation” which Larissa Waters could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Larissa Waters on this policy.

Division Larissa Waters Supporters vote

12th Feb 2015, 1:38 PM – Senate Bills – Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 – in Committee – Amendment: extend protections to all threatened species

Yes Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for increasing marine conservation” which Larissa Waters could have attended.

Division Larissa Waters Supporters vote

7th Dec 2020, 4:12 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - Oil and gas drilling

Yes Yes

27th Aug 2020, 12:35 PM – Senate Motions - Oil Exploration - Ban offshore oil and gas exploration

absent Yes

17th Jun 2020, 4:00 PM – Senate Motions - Oil Exploration - Protect Ningaloo Reef, Shark Bay, and the Exmouth Gulf

Yes Yes

27th Feb 2020, 12:31 PM – Senate Motions - Great Barrier Reef - Climate change

Yes Yes

26th Feb 2020, 4:06 PM – Senate Motions - Oil Exploration - Great Australian Bight as world heritage

Yes Yes

10th Feb 2020, 7:43 PM – Senate Motions - Oil Exploration - Cancel permit

Yes Yes

6th Feb 2020, 12:32 PM – Senate Motions - Oil Exploration - Great Australian Bight

Yes Yes

3rd Dec 2019, 4:04 PM – Senate Documents - Stromlo-1 Exploration Drilling Program - Order for the Production of Documents

Yes Yes

2nd Dec 2019, 4:05 PM – Senate Motions - Great Australian Bight - Protect from oil exploration

Yes Yes

13th Nov 2019, 4:53 PM – Senate Motions - Great Australian Bight - Foreign company

Yes Yes

31st Jul 2019, 3:55 PM – Senate Committees - Environment and Communications References Committee - Reference

Yes Yes

12th Feb 2019 – Senate Motions - Great Australian Bight - End oil and gas drilling

Yes Yes

4th Dec 2018, 4:46 PM – Senate Motions - East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery - Add conditions to accreditation

Yes Yes

3rd Dec 2018, 4:39 PM – Senate Motions - Shark Mitigation - Non-lethal methods

Yes Yes

14th Nov 2018, 7:24 PM – Senate Committees - Environment and Communications References Committee - Refer matter

Yes Yes

12th Nov 2018, 4:32 PM – Senate Committees - Environment and Communications References Committee - Refer matter

Yes Yes

22nd Jun 2017, 12:24 PM – Senate Motions - Aquaculture Industry - Okehampton Bay salmon farm

Yes Yes

12th Oct 2016, 4:06 PM – Senate Motions - Oil Exploration - Great Australian Bight

absent Yes

2nd Mar 2016, 4:32 PM – Senate Motions - Protection of Shark Species - Full protection to five species

Yes Yes

15th Oct 2015, 12:42 PM – Senate Motions - Oil Exploration - Release Environmental Plan

Yes Yes

7th Sep 2015, 3:45 PM – Senate Refer 'supertrawlers' to the Environment and Communications References Committee

Yes Yes

16th Jun 2014, 5:54 PM – Senate Documents - World Heritage Committee - Protect the Fitzroy Delta, Keppel Bay, north Curtis Island and northern section of the reef

Yes Yes

9th Dec 2013, 4:26 PM – Senate Motions - Kangaroo Island - Reject seismic testing proposal

Yes Yes

13th Nov 2013, 4:08 PM – Senate Motions - Great Barrier Reef - Reject the Abbot Point coal port expansion proposal

Yes Yes

26th Jun 2013, 4:14 PM – Senate Motions - Marine Parks - Support Goverment's network of marine parks

Yes Yes

20th Jun 2013, 12:15 PM – Senate Motions - Environment - Amend environment laws

Yes Yes

17th Jun 2013, 3:57 PM – Senate Motions - Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area - Maintain heritage status

Yes Yes

22nd Mar 2012, 1:56 PM – Senate Motions - Great Barrier Reef - Oppose offshore dumping

Yes Yes

22nd Mar 2012, 1:53 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Moratorium on coal seam gas

Yes Yes

22nd Mar 2012, 1:50 PM – Senate Motions - Marine Conservation - Moratorium on issuing oil and gas leases

Yes Yes

10th Nov 2011 – Senate Motions - Great Barrier Reef - Suspend applications and approvals until after UNESCO assessment

Yes Yes

9th Nov 2011 – Senate Motions - Coral Sea - Declare marine national park

Yes Yes

9th Nov 2011 – Senate Motions - Great Barrier Reef - Suspend applications and approvals until after UNESCO assessment

Yes Yes

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 31
MP voted against policy 0% 5 0
MP absent 50% 1 2

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) = 181.0 / 182 = 99%.

And then this average agreement score