How John Williams voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should amend its laws and policies to meet the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement

Division John Williams Supporters vote Division outcome

4th Dec 2018, 5:12 PM – Senate Documents - Climate Change - Withdraw from Paris Climate Accord

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Senator Cory Bernardi (SA, Australian Conservatives) moved a motion:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the commencement of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, that is critical to financing the Green Climate Fund (the Fund) that aims to spend USD $100 billion per year by 2020;

(b) commends the Morrison Government for rejecting the latest request for additional Australian taxpayer contribution to the Fund; and

(c) calls upon the Federal Government to follow the example of the United States of America and other nations and withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

absent No Not passed by a large majority

14th Aug 2018, 3:59 PM – Senate Motions - Paris Agreement - Withdraw

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The majority voted against a motion to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate:

(a) notes that the United States of America has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement; and

(b) calls upon the Australian Government to also withdraw from the Agreement, and cease taking any steps towards enacting at law or by policy any steps towards the Agreement's targets.

absent No Not passed by a large 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 John Williams 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.