How Bill Shorten voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should address the causes and consequences of climate change as a matter of urgency by, for example, lowering emissions and investing in science and technology

Division Bill Shorten Supporters vote Division outcome

22nd Jul 2019, 9:26 PM – Representatives Future Drought Fund Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Climate crisis

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by the MP for Melbourne Adam Bandt (Greens), which means it failed. The motion would have amended an earlier motion introduced by Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon.

Motion text

That all words after "very same" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

"communities;

(3) notes that the Bureau of Meteorology has said:

(a) the current drought in the Murray Darling Basin is the most severe in 120 years of records; and

(b) that climate change is a significant cause of the severity of the drought; and

(4) calls on the Government to recognise that we are in the middle of a climate crisis, which has implications for droughts in this country".

absent Yes Not 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 Bill Shorten 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.