How Bill Heffernan voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should begin to withdraw Australian troops from Afghanistan as soon as safely possible

Division Bill Heffernan Supporters vote Division outcome

14th Mar 2012, 3:49 PM – Senate Motions - Afghanistan - Safe withdrawal + increase in civilian aid

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by Greens Senator for Tasmania Bob Brown, which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate calls on the Government to begin the safe withdrawal of Australia's troops from Afghanistan while increasing our civilian aid program.

absent Yes Not passed by a modest majority

31st Oct 2011 – Senate Matters of Urgency - Afghanistan - Confirm withdrawal date

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The majority voted against the following motion:

That, in the opinion of the Senate, the following is a matter of urgency:

The pressing need for Australia to confirm a date for the safe return of Australian troops from Afghanistan.

It was introduced by Greens Senator for Tasmania Bob Brown.

absent Yes Not passed by a modest 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 Heffernan 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.