How Susan McDonald voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should protect Australia's logging industry and the jobs it represents

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for Australia's timber 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
no votes listed

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for Australia's timber industry” which Susan McDonald could have attended.

Division Susan McDonald Supporters vote

15th Jun 2023, 10:10 AM – Senate Ending Native Forest Logging Bill 2023 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

absent No

7th Feb 2023, 6:26 PM – Senate Matters of Urgency - Global Biodiversity Framework - End native forest logging

absent No

12th May 2021, 4:30 PM – Senate Motions - Forestry Industry, Beef Industry - Condemn green groups

Yes Yes

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

No No

15th Feb 2021, 5:28 PM – Senate Motions - Forestry - Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement

absent Yes

10th Dec 2020, 7:10 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Industry Research and Development (Forestry Recovery Development Fund Program) Instrument 2020 - Disallow

No No

1st Sep 2020, 4:26 PM – Senate Motions - Forestry Industry - Condemn Greens

absent Yes

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

absent No

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

No No

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

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 5
MP voted against policy 0% 5 0
MP absent 50% 1 5

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) = 27.5 / 30 = 92%.

And then this average agreement score