How Sue Lines voted compared to someone who agrees that the federal government should encourage Australian-based industry and secure the jobs these industries create by, for example, providing incentives for companies to stay in Australia (note that there are specific policies in respect to the timber, dairy, shipping, coal, and film & TV industries so votes on those subjects are not included here)

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for encouraging Australian-based industry” 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
no votes listed

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for encouraging Australian-based industry” which Sue Lines could have attended.

Division Sue Lines Supporters vote

12th Nov 2020, 12:18 PM – Senate Motions - COVID-19 - Employment

Yes Yes

4th Jul 2019, 1:11 PM – Senate Motions - Energy - Exports and cost of energy

Yes Yes

7th Feb 2018, 4:05 PM – Senate Motions - Rail Industry - Rail manufacturing

Yes Yes

16th Feb 2017, 12:04 PM – Senate Motions - Imports - Anti-dumping system

absent Yes

4th May 2016, 4:28 PM – Senate Motions - Australian Electoral Commission: Election Materials - Use Australian paper

Yes Yes

4th May 2016, 4:18 PM – Senate Motions - Transport Industry - Support the industry

No Yes

4th May 2016, 4:06 PM – Senate Motions - Sugar Industry - Act on Committee recommendations

No Yes

4th May 2016, 3:48 PM – Senate Motions - Defence Procurement - Shipping and maritime industry

absent Yes

19th Apr 2016, 7:29 PM – Senate Motions - Steel Industry - Support local industry

No Yes

19th Apr 2016, 7:01 PM – Senate Motions - Australian Steel Industry - Use Australian steel

No Yes

10th Sep 2015, 12:08 PM – Senate Motions - Steel Industry - Protect

Yes Yes

15th Jun 2015, 4:02 PM – Senate Motions - Forestry - Support industry

No Yes

19th Jun 2014 – Senate Regulations and Determinations — Australian Meat and Live—stock Industry (Export of Live—stock to Egypt) Repeal Order 2014 — Disallow motion

No No

13th Nov 2013, 6:02 PM – Senate Matters of Urgency — Australian Automotive Industry - Government's failure to act

absent 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 0
MP voted against policy 0% 25 0
MP absent 50% 25 0
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 6
MP voted against policy 0% 5 5
MP absent 50% 1 3

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) = 31.5 / 58 = 54%.

And then this average agreement score