How Jenny McAllister voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should put a time limit on how long asylum seekers can be detained while their claims for asylum are being processed

Division Jenny McAllister Supporters vote Division outcome

25th Jun 2015, 5:52 PM – Senate Migration Amendment (Regional Processing Arrangements) Bill 2015 - in Committee - Limit detention to 3 months

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The majority voted against two Greens amendments introduced by Senator Sarah Hanson-Young (SA), which means they were unsuccessful.

What do these amendments do?

These amendments would limit detention in regional centres (such as the centres in Nauru and on Manus Island) to three months.

Amendment text

Greens amendment (4):

(4) Schedule 1, page 3 (after line 19), after subsection 198AHA(2), insert:

(2A) Despite subsection (2), the Commonwealth must not:

(a) take, or cause to be taken, any action; or

(b) make any payment, or cause any payment to be made; or

(c) do anything else that is incidental or conducive to the taking of such action or the making of such a payment;

to the extent that the action, payment or anything else will result in, or enable, the restraint over the liberty of an individual for longer than 3 months.

Greens amendment (6):

(6) Schedule 1, page 4 (after line 5), at the end of the Schedule, add (after proposed item 3):

4 Application—detention beyond 3 months

Subsection 198AHA(2) of the Migration Act 1958, as amended by this Act, applies in relation to an action, payment or anything else that is done by the Commonwealth on or after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

absent Yes (strong) 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 Jenny McAllister 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.