How Susan McDonald voted compared to someone who agrees that in light of the threat of climate change, the federal government should make as rapid a transition to renewable energy as possible

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy” 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 a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy” which Susan McDonald could have attended.

Division Susan McDonald Supporters vote

8th Sep 2022, 10:00 AM – Senate Climate Change Bill 2022, Climate Change (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022 - Second Reading - Acknowledge need to end fossil fuels

absent Yes

20th Oct 2021, 4:45 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Fuel Security (Fuel Security Services Payment) Rule 2021 - Disallow

absent Yes

18th Oct 2021, 4:49 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Implementing the Technology Investment Roadmap) Regulations 2021 - Disallow

absent Yes

4th Aug 2021, 6:23 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Implementing the Technology Investment Roadmap) Regulations 2021 - Disallowance

absent Yes

3rd Aug 2021, 5:51 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Industry Research and Development - Disallow two instruments

No Yes

22nd Jun 2021, 8:25 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Australian Renewable Energy Agency Amendment (2020-21 Budget Programs) Regulations 2021 - Disallow

absent Yes

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

No Yes

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

No No

16th Jun 2020, 4:50 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Transition to renewables

No Yes

27th Feb 2020, 12:31 PM – Senate Motions - Great Barrier Reef - Climate change

No Yes

26th Feb 2020, 4:15 PM – Senate Motions - Renewable Energy - Invest in renewables

No Yes

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

Yes No

3rd Dec 2019, 4:00 PM – Senate Motions - Great Barrier Reef - Climate change

No Yes

12th Nov 2019, 2:03 PM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2019 - in Committee - Coal-fired generators

No Yes

12th Nov 2019, 1:49 PM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2019 - in Committee - Coal-fired power generators

No Yes

10th Sep 2019, 4:17 PM – Senate Motions - Queensland - Bushfires

No Yes

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

No Yes

9th Sep 2019, 4:55 PM – Senate Motions - Fossil Fuel Basins - Halt development

No Yes

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

No Yes

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

No Yes

4th Jul 2019 – Senate Motions - Energy - Affordable, clean, renewable energy

No Yes

How "voted almost always 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 0
MP absent 50% 25 0
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 1
MP voted against policy 0% 5 15
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) = 7.5 / 85 = 9%.

And then this average agreement score