How Helen Coonan voted compared to someone who believes that the Federal Government should protect whales within Australian waters by, for example, taking action against the Japanese Government over its whaling program in the Southern Ocean

Division Helen Coonan Supporters vote

13th May 2010, 10:13 AM – Senate Motions - Petroleum Exploration - Protect marine wildlife of Margaret River coastline

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.