How Joanna Gash voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should increase the amount of the age pension

Division Joanna Gash Supporters vote Division outcome

23rd Sep 2008, 6:14 PM – Representatives Motions - Urgent Relief for Single Age Pensioners Bill 2008 - Consideration of Senate Message

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The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by Leader of the House Anthony Albanese, which means that it was successful. The motion was:

That this House:

(1) notes the statement of the Speaker concerning the constitutional issues associated with this bill;

(2) is of the opinion that a bill which is intended to have the effect, and which would, if enacted, have the effect of increasing expenditure under a standing appropriation: (a) should be introduced in the House of Representatives; and (b) would require a message from the Governor-General in accordance with section 56 of the Constitution; and

(3) believes that it is not in accordance with the constitutional provisions concerning the powers of the houses in respect of legislation as they have been applied in the House for such a measure to have originated in the Senate, and therefore declines to consider the Urgent Relief for Single Age Pensioners Bill transmitted from the Senate.

absent No Passed by a small majority

How "never voted" is worked out

Normally a person's votes count towards a score which is used to work out a simple phrase to summarise their position on a policy. However in this case Joanna Gash was absent during all divisions for this policy. So, it's impossible to say anything concrete other than that they have "never voted" on this policy.