How Brian Burston voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should support the legalisation of euthanasia (also known as assisted suicide) in all Australian states and territories

Division Brian Burston Supporters vote Division outcome

15th Aug 2018, 7:03 PM – Senate Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

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The majority voted to disagree with the main idea of the bill, meaning that it won't be considered any further. In parliamentary jargon, they voted against reading the bill for a second time.

Main idea of the bill

This bill was first introduced by Senator David Leyonhjelm back in 2015 to ensure that the legislative assemblies of the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory are able to make laws relating to euthanasia. Currently, the relevant self-government Acts prevent this.

Read more in the bills digest.

absent Yes (strong) 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 Brian Burston 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.