How Larissa Waters voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should implement the international conventions that relate to seeking refuge and protection from torture. These include the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees and the non-refoulement provisions of the UN Convention Against Torture and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for implementing refugee and protection conventions” 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

4th Dec 2014, 11:55 PM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - in Committee - Keep schedule 5 as it is

No No

4th Dec 2014, 8:58 PM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

No No

4th Dec 2014, 12:15 AM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

No No

4th Dec 2014, 12:11 AM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - in Committee - Agree with the amended bill

No No

16th Aug 2012, 8:31 PM – Senate Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2012 - In Committee - Protection and welfare arrangements

Yes Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for implementing refugee and protection conventions” which Larissa Waters could have attended.

Division Larissa Waters Supporters vote

17th Jun 2020, 4:13 PM – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - Resettlement

Yes Yes

26th Nov 2018, 3:42 PM – Senate Motions - Universal Children's Day - Children in detention

Yes Yes

13th Nov 2018, 6:33 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Migration (Immi 18/019: Fast Track Applicant Class) Instrument 2018 - Disallow

Yes Yes

20th Jun 2017, 4:05 PM – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - Withdraw from Refugee Convention

No No

14th Feb 2017, 4:13 PM – Senate Motions - Papua New Guinea: Asylum Seekers - Against forced migration

absent Yes

19th Mar 2015 – Senate Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

No No

4th Dec 2014, 9:57 PM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - in Committee - Government amendments

No No

4th Dec 2014, 9:53 PM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - in Committee - Safe Haven Enterprise Visa

No No

4th Dec 2014, 8:55 PM – Senate Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 - Second Reading - Process unprocessed claims and release detained children

Yes Yes

25th Nov 2014, 3:49 PM – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - Reverse decision not to resettle refugees from Indonesia

Yes Yes

17th Jul 2014, 2:21 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Migration Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014 - Disallow

Yes Yes

17th Jul 2014, 12:27 PM – Senate Motions — Asylum Seekers — Against 'on water' screening and transfer practices

Yes Yes

14th Jul 2014, 3:59 PM – Senate Motions — Asylum Seekers — Against 'on water' screening and transfer practices

Yes Yes

6th Feb 2013, 6:32 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Migration Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 5) - Disallow

Yes Yes

28th Nov 2012, 3:53 PM – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - Right to work

Yes Yes

28th Jun 2012, 5:05 PM – Senate Migration Legislation Amendment (The Bali Process) Bill 2012 - Second Reading - Greens Amendment

Yes Yes

11th Oct 2011 – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - International refugee obligations

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 5
MP voted against policy 0% 25 0
MP absent 50% 25 0
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 16
MP voted against policy 0% 5 0
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) = 205.5 / 206 = 99.8%.

And then this average agreement score