How Lidia Thorpe voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should ban all new fossil fuel projects (oil, gas, coal) (for those votes that relate specifically to new thermal coal mines, see the policy "for banning new thermal coal mines")

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for no new fossil fuels projects” which Lidia Thorpe could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Lidia Thorpe on this policy.

Division Lidia Thorpe Supporters vote

13th Nov 2023, 5:56 PM – Senate Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Amendment (Using New Technologies to Fight Climate Change) Bill 2023 - in Committee - No new fossil fuel facilities

absent Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for no new fossil fuels projects” which Lidia Thorpe could have attended.

Division Lidia Thorpe Supporters vote

15th May 2024, 5:07 PM – Senate Matters of Urgency - Great Barrier Reef - National emergency

absent Yes

21st Jun 2023, 4:49 PM – Senate Matters of Urgency - Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct

absent Yes

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

Yes Yes

13th May 2021, 2:48 PM – Senate Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Amendment (Extension and Other Measures) Bill 2021 - in Committee - New fossil fuel projects

Yes Yes

How "voted generally 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 1
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 2
MP voted against policy 0% 5 0
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) = 23.5 / 37 = 64%.

And then this average agreement score