How Sue Lines voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should introduce legislation that increases the protection of Australia's fresh water resources, including its river and groundwater systems

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water” which Sue Lines could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Sue Lines on this policy.

Division Sue Lines Supporters vote

19th Jun 2013, 11:09 AM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Report the bill

Yes Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water” which Sue Lines could have attended.

Division Sue Lines Supporters vote

25th Feb 2020, 4:15 PM – Senate Motions - Murray-Darling Basin - Protect water

No Yes

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

No Yes

11th Sep 2019, 3:58 PM – Senate Motions - Murray-Darling Basin - Crisis

absent Yes

24th Jul 2019, 10:38 AM – Senate Future Drought Fund Bill 2019 and another - Second Reading - Fossil fuel companies water use

absent Yes

14th Feb 2019, 12:27 PM – Senate Motions - Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission - Respond to recommendations

Yes Yes

14th Feb 2019 – Senate Motions - Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission - Reform needed

Yes Yes

27th Nov 2018, 4:51 PM – Senate Motions - Mining - Water environmental assessment

No Yes

25th Jun 2018, 9:17 PM – Senate Water Amendment Bill 2018 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

absent No

25th Jun 2018, 8:36 PM – Senate Water Amendment Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

Yes No

9th May 2018, 6:50 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Basin Plan Amendment (Sdl Adjustments) Instrument 2017 - Disallowance

absent Yes

14th Feb 2018, 7:14 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Basin Plan Amendment Instrument 2017 (No. 1) - Disallow

Yes Yes

15th Nov 2017, 3:59 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas Mining: Liverpool Plains - Moratorium

absent Yes

24th Nov 2014, 5:06 PM – Senate Motions - Foreign Investment - Limit foreign investment

No Yes

22nd Sep 2014, 1:38 PM – Senate Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2014) Bill 2014 - in Committee - Independent study before grant of mining licences

No Yes

22nd Sep 2014, 1:32 PM – Senate Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2014) Bill 2014 - in Committee - Independent study before grant of mining licences

Yes No

17th Jul 2014, 12:07 PM – Senate Motions - National Water Commission - Reverse position on closure

Yes Yes

15th May 2014, 12:14 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Bentley blockade

No Yes

6th Mar 2014, 11:40 AM – Senate Landholders' Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2013 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

No Yes

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

No Yes

19th Jun 2013, 11:05 AM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Stand as printed

Yes Yes

19th Jun 2013, 10:56 AM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Extend protection

No Yes

19th Jun 2013 – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Exclude exploration, assessment and appraisal from bill

No No

17th Jun 2013, 9:43 PM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Bilateral agreements

Yes Yes

17th Jun 2013, 8:07 PM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Amend to make more specific

No No

17th Jun 2013, 7:46 PM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Amend to include shale gas, tight gas and underground coal gasification

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 1
MP voted against policy 0% 25 0
MP absent 50% 25 0
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 8
MP voted against policy 0% 5 12
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) = 67.5 / 130 = 52%.

And then this average agreement score