How Larissa Waters voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should allow companies to mine coal seam (CSG), tight and shale gas

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for unconventional gas mining” 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

25th Aug 2021, 4:32 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Industry Research and Development (Beetaloo Cooperative Drilling Program) Instrument 2021 - Disallowance

absent No

10th Sep 2012, 9:23 PM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012 - In Committee - Five-year moratorium

Yes No

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for unconventional gas mining” which Larissa Waters could have attended.

Division Larissa Waters Supporters vote

29th Nov 2021, 1:04 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Industry Research and Development (Beetaloo Cooperative Drilling Program) Instrument 2021 - Disallowance

Yes No

24th Nov 2021, 6:12 PM – Senate Matters of Urgency - Climate Change - Statement on Glasgow Climate Pact

Yes No

21st Jun 2021, 4:34 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - Political donations from gas companies

Yes No

15th Jun 2021, 6:00 PM – Senate Matters of Urgency - Gas Industry - Beetaloo Basin

Yes No

23rd Feb 2021, 4:49 PM – Senate Motions - Environment - Beetaloo Basin

Yes No

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

Yes No

10th Nov 2020, 3:44 PM – Senate Motions - Gas Industry - Don't use public funds

Yes No

7th Oct 2020, 5:02 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - Against 'gas-led recovery'

Yes No

1st Sep 2020, 4:15 PM – Senate Motions - Gas Industry - Oppose new gas fields

absent No

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

absent No

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

Yes No

25th Feb 2020, 4:26 PM – Senate Motions - Gas Industry - Protect climate

Yes No

13th Feb 2020, 12:11 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas Mining - Protect Pilliga Forest & Great Artesian Basin

Yes No

2nd Dec 2019, 4:11 PM – Senate Motions - Seismic Testing - Community consultation

Yes No

16th Oct 2019, 4:40 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change, Petroleum Industry - No new coal, oil or gas projects

Yes No

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

Yes No

29th Nov 2018, 12:39 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas Mining - Condemn lifting WA fracking moratorium

Yes No

18th Oct 2018, 12:32 PM – Senate Motions - Underground Coal Gasification - Ban

Yes No

22nd Feb 2016, 4:14 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Narrabri coal seam gas project

Yes No

24th Nov 2015, 3:56 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Landholders' right to say "no"

Yes No

15th Oct 2015, 12:38 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Ombudsman and audit

Yes No

26th Mar 2015, 12:44 PM – Senate Motions — Coal Seam Gas

Yes No

19th Mar 2015, 11:28 AM – Senate Motions — Ban donations to political parties from mining and coal seam gas (CSG) companies

Yes No

5th Mar 2015 – Senate Motions — Coal Seam Gas

Yes No

3rd Mar 2015 – Senate Motions — Liverpool Plains

Yes No

9th Jul 2014, 3:51 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Right to say no

Yes No

15th May 2014, 12:14 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Bentley blockade

Yes No

19th Mar 2014, 4:01 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Stop further approvals

Yes No

6th Mar 2014, 11:40 AM – Senate Landholders' Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2013 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

Yes No

13th Feb 2014, 12:23 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Landholders' right to refuse

Yes No

14th Nov 2013, 11:23 AM – Senate Motions - Agriculture - Coal seam gas wells

Yes No

19th Jun 2013, 11:09 AM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Report the bill

Yes No

19th Jun 2013, 11:05 AM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Stand as printed

Yes No

19th Jun 2013, 10:56 AM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Extend protection

Yes No

19th Jun 2013 – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Exclude exploration, assessment and appraisal from bill

No Yes

19th Jun 2013 – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Owner consent

Yes No

17th Jun 2013, 9:43 PM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Bilateral agreements

Yes No

17th Jun 2013, 8:37 PM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Amend to introduce an independent review

No Yes

17th Jun 2013, 8:07 PM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Amend to make more specific

No Yes

17th Jun 2013, 7:46 PM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Amend to include shale gas, tight gas and underground coal gasification

Yes No

14th Mar 2013, 12:32 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Water trigger

Yes No

10th Oct 2012, 11:42 AM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012 - Consideration of House of Representatives Message

No Yes

10th Sep 2012, 9:46 PM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012 - In Committee - Climate change and public health

Yes No

10th Sep 2012, 6:21 PM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012 - In Committee - Environmental and health impacts

Yes No

10th Sep 2012, 1:46 PM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012 - In Committee - Own initiative

Yes No

10th Sep 2012, 1:31 PM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012 - In Committee - Expertise of Committee

Yes No

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

Yes No

20th Mar 2012, 4:29 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Address uncertainty about coal seam gas emissions

Yes No

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

Yes No

9th Nov 2011 – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Protect water systems and the environment

Yes No

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

Yes No

13th Sep 2011 – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Moratorium on new coal seam gas approvals

Yes No

How "voted consistently 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 0
MP voted against policy 0% 25 1
MP absent 50% 25 1
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 0
MP voted against policy 0% 5 50
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) = 13.5 / 302 = 4%.

And then this average agreement score