How Susan McDonald voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should maintain or increase its investment in and support for the Australian coal industry

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for increasing investment in the coal industry” which Susan McDonald could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Susan McDonald on this policy.

Division Susan McDonald Supporters vote
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Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for increasing investment in the coal industry” which Susan McDonald could have attended.

Division Susan McDonald Supporters vote

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

No No

18th Oct 2021, 6:51 PM – Senate Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Equity Investments and Other Measures) Bill 2021 - in Committee - Fossil fuels

absent No

23rd Jun 2021, 4:39 PM – Senate Documents - Queensland: Coal Mining - Acland mine extension

Yes Yes

16th Jun 2021, 3:53 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - G7 resolutions

No No

13th May 2021, 12:30 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Stop funding fossil fuels

No No

12th May 2021, 5:41 PM – Senate Matters of Urgency - Budget - Climate change

No No

18th Mar 2021, 4:59 PM – Senate Motions - New South Wales: Coal Industry - Acknowledge importance

Yes Yes

2nd Feb 2021, 4:10 PM – Senate Motions - Coal-Fired Power Stations - Build in the Hunter

No Yes

10th Nov 2020, 3:50 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Industry - Greens leader and South Korea

Yes Yes

11th Feb 2020, 4:07 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - Coal-fired power project

Yes Yes

2nd Dec 2019, 4:17 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Withdraw support for Adani

No No

11th Nov 2019, 4:05 PM – Senate Motions - Wallarah 2 Coal Project - Cancel approval

No No

17th Oct 2019, 12:48 PM – Senate Motions - Thermal Coal - Ban new mines

No No

15th Oct 2019, 5:11 PM – Senate Motions - Tasmania: Mining - Prohibition

No No

14th Oct 2019, 3:46 PM – Senate Motions - Bylong Valley Coalmine - Protect Bylong Valley

No No

11th Sep 2019, 4:35 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Thermal coal

No No

9th Sep 2019, 5:07 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - Clean energy industry

No No

31st Jul 2019, 4:08 PM – Senate Motions - Banking and Financial Services - Transition to low carbon economy

No No

24th Jul 2019, 3:47 PM – Senate Motions - Great Barrier Reef - Protect from climate change

No No

How "voted almost always 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 17
MP voted against policy 0% 5 1
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) = 85.5 / 91 = 94%.

And then this average agreement score