How Louise Pratt voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should introduce legislation and regulations that protect and conserve Australia's marine ecosystems such as the Great Barrier Reef

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for increasing marine conservation” which Louise Pratt could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Louise Pratt on this policy.

Division Louise Pratt Supporters vote

16th Aug 2018, 4:14 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Marine Parks Network Management Plans - Disallow

Yes Yes

16th Aug 2018, 4:10 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Marine Parks Network Management Plan - Disallow

Yes Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for increasing marine conservation” which Louise Pratt could have attended.

Division Louise Pratt Supporters vote

7th Dec 2020, 4:12 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - Oil and gas drilling

Yes Yes

27th Aug 2020, 12:35 PM – Senate Motions - Oil Exploration - Ban offshore oil and gas exploration

No Yes

17th Jun 2020, 4:00 PM – Senate Motions - Oil Exploration - Protect Ningaloo Reef, Shark Bay, and the Exmouth Gulf

absent Yes

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

No Yes

26th Feb 2020, 4:06 PM – Senate Motions - Oil Exploration - Great Australian Bight as world heritage

No Yes

10th Feb 2020, 7:43 PM – Senate Motions - Oil Exploration - Cancel permit

No Yes

6th Feb 2020, 12:32 PM – Senate Motions - Oil Exploration - Great Australian Bight

No Yes

3rd Dec 2019, 4:04 PM – Senate Documents - Stromlo-1 Exploration Drilling Program - Order for the Production of Documents

No Yes

2nd Dec 2019, 4:05 PM – Senate Motions - Great Australian Bight - Protect from oil exploration

No Yes

13th Nov 2019, 4:53 PM – Senate Motions - Great Australian Bight - Foreign company

No Yes

31st Jul 2019, 3:55 PM – Senate Committees - Environment and Communications References Committee - Reference

No Yes

12th Feb 2019 – Senate Motions - Great Australian Bight - End oil and gas drilling

No Yes

4th Dec 2018, 4:46 PM – Senate Motions - East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery - Add conditions to accreditation

Yes Yes

3rd Dec 2018, 4:39 PM – Senate Motions - Shark Mitigation - Non-lethal methods

absent Yes

14th Nov 2018, 7:24 PM – Senate Committees - Environment and Communications References Committee - Refer matter

No Yes

12th Nov 2018, 4:32 PM – Senate Committees - Environment and Communications References Committee - Refer matter

No Yes

25th Jun 2018, 4:11 PM – Senate Motions - Great Australian Bight - World Heritage Listing

absent Yes

27th Mar 2018, 7:38 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Marine Parks Network Management Plans - Disallow

Yes Yes

27th Mar 2018, 4:08 PM – Senate Motions - Oil Exploration - Seismic testing in the Great Australian Bight

absent Yes

22nd Jun 2017, 12:24 PM – Senate Motions - Aquaculture Industry - Okehampton Bay salmon farm

absent Yes

12th Oct 2016, 4:06 PM – Senate Motions - Oil Exploration - Great Australian Bight

No Yes

16th Jun 2014, 5:54 PM – Senate Documents - World Heritage Committee - Protect the Fitzroy Delta, Keppel Bay, north Curtis Island and northern section of the reef

No Yes

9th Dec 2013, 4:26 PM – Senate Motions - Kangaroo Island - Reject seismic testing proposal

No Yes

13th Nov 2013, 4:08 PM – Senate Motions - Great Barrier Reef - Reject the Abbot Point coal port expansion proposal

No Yes

26th Jun 2013, 4:14 PM – Senate Motions - Marine Parks - Support Goverment's network of marine parks

Yes Yes

20th Jun 2013, 12:15 PM – Senate Motions - Environment - Amend environment laws

No Yes

17th Jun 2013, 3:57 PM – Senate Motions - Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area - Maintain heritage status

No Yes

22nd Mar 2012, 1:56 PM – Senate Motions - Great Barrier Reef - Oppose offshore dumping

absent Yes

22nd Mar 2012, 1:53 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Moratorium on coal seam gas

absent Yes

22nd Mar 2012, 1:50 PM – Senate Motions - Marine Conservation - Moratorium on issuing oil and gas leases

No Yes

10th Nov 2011 – Senate Motions - Great Barrier Reef - Suspend applications and approvals until after UNESCO assessment

No Yes

9th Nov 2011 – Senate Motions - Coral Sea - Declare marine national park

No Yes

9th Nov 2011 – Senate Motions - Great Barrier Reef - Suspend applications and approvals until after UNESCO assessment

No Yes

27th Aug 2008, 5:01 PM – Senate Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 - Referral to Committee

No No

27th Aug 2008, 4:08 PM – Senate Motions - Gunns Pulp Mill - Provide the report on potential marine impact

No Yes

How "voted generally 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 2
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 23
MP absent 50% 1 7

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) = 78.5 / 197 = 40%.

And then this average agreement score