How Richard Colbeck voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should put a ban on new thermal coal mines opening in Australia

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for banning new thermal coal mines” which Richard Colbeck could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Richard Colbeck on this policy.

Division Richard Colbeck Supporters vote
no votes listed

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for banning new thermal coal mines” which Richard Colbeck could have attended.

Division Richard Colbeck Supporters vote

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

absent Yes

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

Yes No

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

Yes No

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

No No

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

Yes No

10th Feb 2020, 7:37 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Revoke Adani environmental approvals

No Yes

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

No Yes

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

No Yes

16th Oct 2019, 4:40 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change, Petroleum Industry - No new coal, oil or gas projects

No Yes

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

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 8
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) = 5.5 / 46 = 12%.

And then this average agreement score