How Simon Crean voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should expand Medicare-funded dental care

Division Simon Crean Supporters vote Division outcome

19th Sep 2007, 9:17 AM – Representatives Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Dental Services) Bill 2007 - Second Reading - Read a second time

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to read the bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through here. ) This means that the House can now consider the bill in more detail.

Background to the bill

The bill amends Health Insurance Act 1973 to enable eligible patients to access up to $4,250 in dental benefits over two consecutive calendar years and introduce new dental items on the Medicare Benefits Schedule.(Read more about the bill in the bills digest (96.1 KB).)

absent Yes 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 Simon Crean 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.