How Helen Coonan voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should maintain or increase the amount of funding allocated to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Division Helen Coonan Supporters vote

14th Feb 2008, 10:22 AM – Senate Motions - Climate Change - Reverse decision to cut funding

absent Yes

9th Feb 2006, 9:40 AM – Senate Motions - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - Renewable energy

absent Yes

How "never voted on" 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 Helen Coonan 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.