How Larissa Waters 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 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

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

Yes No

19th Jun 2014 – Senate Regulations and Determinations — Australian Meat and Live—stock Industry (Export of Live—stock to Egypt) Repeal Order 2014 — Disallow motion

Yes No

Other divisions relevant to this policy

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

Division Larissa Waters 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

Yes No

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

No Yes

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

Yes No

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

Yes No

15th Jun 2017, 12:22 PM – Senate Motions - Live Animal Exports - Ban

Yes No

10th Nov 2016, 12:49 PM – Senate Motions - Live Animal Exports - End

Yes No

13th Oct 2015, 4:12 PM – Senate Motions - Live Animal Exports - Approve Port Alma as a live cattle export facility

No Yes

12th Dec 2013, 12:32 PM – Senate Motions - Live Animal Exports - Stop export until investigations completed

Yes No

15th May 2013, 3:53 PM – Senate Motions - Live Animal Exports - Establish Office of Animal Welfare

Yes No

13th Mar 2012 – Senate Motions - Live Animal Exports - Against live animal export

Yes No

7th Jul 2011 – Senate Motions - Live Animal Exports - End live animal export

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 2
MP absent 50% 25 0
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 0
MP voted against policy 0% 5 11
MP absent 50% 1 1

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) = 0.5 / 106 = 0.5%.

And then this average agreement score