How Jacinta Collins 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 Jacinta Collins could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Jacinta Collins on this policy.

Division Jacinta Collins Supporters vote

23rd Jun 2015, 11:03 PM – Senate Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2015 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

absent No

17th Jun 2015, 6:02 PM – Senate Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2015 - Second Reading - Agree to the bill's main idea

absent No

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 Jacinta Collins could have attended.

Division Jacinta Collins Supporters vote

26th Nov 2018, 3:51 PM – Senate Motions - Renewable Energy - Cheap, reliable and clean

Yes Yes

27th Jun 2018, 4:20 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - More coal-fired power stations

No No

13th Sep 2017, 5:38 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - Transition for coal workforce required

No Yes

12th Sep 2017, 4:12 PM – Senate Motions - Renewable Energy - Against target and subsidies

No No

11th Sep 2017 – Senate Motions - Energy - Liddell power station

No Yes

22nd Mar 2017, 5:05 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - Transition plan for coal workers

Yes Yes

1st Dec 2016, 4:30 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Industry - For technology neutral policies

No No

15th Sep 2016, 9:12 PM – Senate Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 - Second Reading - ARENA funding

No Yes

3rd May 2016, 4:02 PM – Senate Motions - Budget - Australian Renewable Energy Agency

absent Yes

19th Apr 2016, 7:39 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - End fossil fuel political donations

absent Yes

17th Mar 2016, 12:39 PM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Support a rapid transition to clean energy

No Yes

20th Aug 2015, 12:18 PM – Senate Motions - Galilee Basin - Stop legal actions by anti-coal activists

No No

15th Mar 2012, 12:12 PM – Senate Motions - Coal - From coal to clean energy market

No Yes

18th Nov 2010, 10:21 AM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Benefits of fast transition to zero or low emissions

No Yes

How "voted a mixture of for and 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 2
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 6
MP voted against policy 0% 5 6
MP absent 50% 1 2

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) = 56.0 / 112 = 50%.

And then this average agreement score