How Llew O'Brien voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should be required to seek the consent of local communities before selecting new sites for radioactive waste disposal

Division Llew O'Brien Supporters vote Division outcome

11th Jun 2020, 12:54 PM – Representatives National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment (Site Specification, Community Fund and Other Measures) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

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The majority voted in favour of agreeing with the main idea of the bill. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bill for a second time.

What is the bill's main idea?

According to the bill homepage, the bill:

Establishes a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility to permanently dispose of low level radioactive waste and temporarily store intermediate level radioactive waste by amending the National Radioactive Waste Management Act 2012 to:

  • specify the site selected and enable the acquisition of additional land for the facility;
  • abolish the National Repository Capital Contribution Fund and establish a Community Fund to provide economic and social sustainability for the community in which the facility will be located; and
  • provide clear and objective links between the operation of the Act and the relevant Constitutional heads of power.
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 Llew O'Brien 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.