How Sue Lines voted compared to someone who agrees that there should be more scrutiny or oversight of the actions and powers of Australian intelligence and law enforcement agencies, including the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP)

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police” 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

16th Jun 2021, 11:06 AM – Senate Transport Security Amendment (Serious Crime) Bill 2020 - in Committee - Oversight of ACIC

Yes Yes

28th Jun 2018, 6:54 PM – Senate National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018 - in Committee - Increasing oversight

No Yes

9th May 2018, 11:03 AM – Senate Home Affairs and Integrity Agencies Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 - in Committee - Parliamentary oversight

absent Yes

8th Nov 2016, 7:24 PM – Senate Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2016 - Second Reading - Agree to the bill's main idea

absent No

25th Sep 2014 – Senate National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 - in Committee - Remove secrecy provisions

No Yes

24th Sep 2014, 10:53 AM – Senate National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 - Second Reading - Independent oversight of Australia's intelligence services

No Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police” which Sue Lines could have attended.

Division Sue Lines Supporters vote

30th Mar 2022, 8:27 PM – Senate National Security Legislation Amendment (Comprehensive Review and Other Measures No. 1) Bill 2021 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Yes No

12th Aug 2021, 12:53 PM – Senate Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Sunsetting Review and Other Measures) Bill 2021 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

absent No

10th Dec 2020, 1:09 PM – Senate Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment Bill 2020 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

absent No

10th Dec 2020, 1:04 PM – Senate Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment Bill 2020 - in Committee - Oversight

absent Yes

10th Dec 2020, 12:48 PM – Senate Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

absent No

3rd Sep 2020, 4:35 PM – Senate Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Cessation) Bill 2020 - in Committee - PJCIS oversight

absent Yes

5th Dec 2019, 4:45 PM – Senate Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Special Operations and Special Investigations) Bill 2019 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Yes No

5th Dec 2019, 4:42 PM – Senate Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Special Operations and Special Investigations) Bill 2019 - Third Reading - Retroactive application

absent No

5th Dec 2019, 4:34 PM – Senate Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Special Operations and Special Investigations) Bill 2019 - Third Reading - Statutory review

absent Yes

5th Dec 2019, 1:55 PM – Senate Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Special Operations and Special Investigations) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

absent No

4th Dec 2019, 12:09 PM – Senate Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

Yes No

15th Oct 2019, 6:31 PM – Senate Crimes Legislation Amendment (Police Powers at Airports) Bill 2019 - in Committee - Do not insist on amendments

No No

14th Oct 2019, 8:23 PM – Senate Crimes Legislation Amendment (Police Powers at Airports) Bill 2019 - in Committee - Add a sunset provision

Yes Yes

1st Aug 2019, 11:34 AM – Senate Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment (Sunsetting of Special Powers Relating to Terrorism Offences) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

Yes No

25th Jul 2019, 4:19 PM – Senate Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Bill 2019, Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019 - in Committee - Oversight

absent Yes

20th Sep 2018, 12:27 PM – Senate Motions - Right to Privacy - Protect

absent Yes

16th Aug 2018, 11:38 AM – Senate Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2018 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

Yes No

28th Jun 2018, 6:12 PM – Senate National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018 - in Committee - Sunset provision

No Yes

28th Jun 2018, 10:17 AM – Senate National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018 and another - Second Reading - Oversight

No Yes

26th Jun 2018, 6:45 PM – Senate Committees - Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee - Refer foreign interference bills

No Yes

7th Dec 2017, 3:59 PM – Senate Motions - Security Services - Scrutiny

absent Yes

17th Aug 2017, 12:27 PM – Senate Motions - Australian Secret Intelligence Service - Appear before Committee

absent Yes

29th Oct 2014, 12:41 PM – Senate Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 - in Committee - Australian Greens amendments

No Yes

29th Oct 2014 – Senate Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Yes No

28th Oct 2014, 9:55 PM – Senate Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 - In Committee - Add sunset clause for delayed notification search warrant

No Yes

28th Oct 2014, 9:10 PM – Senate Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 - In Committee - Extend sunset clauses

Yes No

28th Oct 2014, 7:59 PM – Senate Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 — Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

Yes No

25th Sep 2014 – Senate National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 - in Committee - Against increase in penalty for unauthorised disclosure

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 1
MP voted against policy 0% 25 3
MP absent 50% 25 2
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 2
MP voted against policy 0% 5 14
MP absent 50% 1 12

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) = 66.0 / 242 = 27%.

And then this average agreement score