How Sue Lines voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should allow companies to mine coal seam (CSG), tight and shale gas

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for unconventional gas mining” 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

25th Aug 2021, 4:32 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Industry Research and Development (Beetaloo Cooperative Drilling Program) Instrument 2021 - Disallowance

absent No

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for unconventional gas mining” which Sue Lines could have attended.

Division Sue Lines Supporters vote

29th Nov 2021, 1:04 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Industry Research and Development (Beetaloo Cooperative Drilling Program) Instrument 2021 - Disallowance

absent No

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

absent No

21st Jun 2021, 4:34 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - Political donations from gas companies

absent No

15th Jun 2021, 6:00 PM – Senate Matters of Urgency - Gas Industry - Beetaloo Basin

absent No

23rd Feb 2021, 4:49 PM – Senate Motions - Environment - Beetaloo Basin

No No

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

absent No

10th Nov 2020, 3:44 PM – Senate Motions - Gas Industry - Don't use public funds

absent No

7th Oct 2020, 5:02 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - Against 'gas-led recovery'

absent No

1st Sep 2020, 4:15 PM – Senate Motions - Gas Industry - Oppose new gas fields

absent No

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

absent No

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

absent No

25th Feb 2020, 4:26 PM – Senate Motions - Gas Industry - Protect climate

No No

13th Feb 2020, 12:11 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas Mining - Protect Pilliga Forest & Great Artesian Basin

absent No

2nd Dec 2019, 4:11 PM – Senate Motions - Seismic Testing - Community consultation

No No

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

No No

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

absent No

29th Nov 2018, 12:39 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas Mining - Condemn lifting WA fracking moratorium

No No

18th Oct 2018, 12:32 PM – Senate Motions - Underground Coal Gasification - Ban

absent No

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

absent No

22nd Feb 2016, 4:14 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Narrabri coal seam gas project

No No

24th Nov 2015, 3:56 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Landholders' right to say "no"

No No

15th Oct 2015, 12:38 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Ombudsman and audit

No No

26th Mar 2015, 12:44 PM – Senate Motions — Coal Seam Gas

No No

19th Mar 2015, 11:28 AM – Senate Motions — Ban donations to political parties from mining and coal seam gas (CSG) companies

No No

5th Mar 2015 – Senate Motions — Coal Seam Gas

absent No

3rd Mar 2015 – Senate Motions — Liverpool Plains

No No

9th Jul 2014, 3:51 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Right to say no

No No

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

No No

19th Mar 2014, 4:01 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Stop further approvals

No No

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 No

13th Feb 2014, 12:23 PM – Senate Motions - Coal Seam Gas - Landholders' right to refuse

No No

14th Nov 2013, 11:23 AM – Senate Motions - Agriculture - Coal seam gas wells

No No

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

Yes No

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

Yes No

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

No No

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

No Yes

19th Jun 2013 – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Owner consent

No No

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

Yes No

17th Jun 2013, 8:37 PM – Senate Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 - In Committee - Amend to introduce an independent review

No Yes

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

No Yes

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 No

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 20
MP voted against policy 0% 5 6
MP absent 50% 1 15

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) = 120.0 / 170 = 71%.

And then this average agreement score