How Larissa Waters voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should protect threatened forest and bushland habitats from logging.

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats” 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
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Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats” which Larissa Waters could have attended.

Division Larissa Waters Supporters vote

15th Mar 2021, 5:03 PM – Senate Motions - Tasmania: Environmental Conservation - End privatisation

Yes Yes

24th Feb 2021, 4:14 PM – Senate Motions - Forestry - End native forest logging

Yes Yes

15th Feb 2021, 5:41 PM – Senate Motions - Forestry - Samuel Review

Yes Yes

15th Feb 2021, 5:36 PM – Senate Motions - Forestry - Environmental protection

Yes Yes

2nd Feb 2021, 4:17 PM – Senate Motions - White Rock Quarry - Halt expansion

Yes Yes

30th Nov 2020, 4:40 PM – Senate Motions - Environment - Protect Koala Habitat

Yes Yes

26th Aug 2020, 4:21 PM – Senate Motions - Victoria: Forestry - Protect old-growth and high conservation value forests

absent Yes

15th Jun 2020, 4:32 PM – Senate Motions - Environmental Conservation: New South Wales - Convert to national park

Yes Yes

11th Jun 2020, 4:52 PM – Senate Motions - Forestry - Protect native forests

Yes Yes

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

Yes Yes

12th Feb 2020, 4:30 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Logging in the Tarkine

Yes Yes

4th Dec 2019, 4:22 PM – Senate Motions - Forestry - Victoria

No No

10th Sep 2019, 4:23 PM – Senate Motions - Endangered Species - Protect

Yes Yes

6th Dec 2018, 12:42 PM – Senate Motions - Halls Island - Make full assessment on World Heritage values

Yes Yes

4th Dec 2018, 4:50 PM – Senate Motions - United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity - Heed recommendations

Yes Yes

25th Jun 2013, 3:59 PM – Senate Motions - Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area - Prohibit logging

Yes Yes

20th Jun 2013, 12:11 PM – Senate Motions - National Parks - Protect

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 0
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) = 80.5 / 81 = 99%.

And then this average agreement score