How Kristina Keneally voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government needs to support research and conservation initiatives that aim to put a stop to the current trajectory of animal and plant extinctions in Australia

Division Kristina Keneally Supporters vote Division outcome

2nd Feb 2021, 4:17 PM – Senate Motions - White Rock Quarry - Halt expansion

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by South Australian Senator Sarah Hanson-Young (Greens), which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) Hanson Construction Materials Pty Ltd proposes to expand the White Rock Quarry in the Adelaide Hills,

(ii) the expansion of the quarry into existing areas of native vegetation will threaten 17 species of local fauna and their habitat including koalas, the southern brown bandicoot and the short beaked echidna,

(iii) land clearing is the greatest threat to koala survival and millions of native animals, including koalas, are killed each year in Australia due to land clearing, and

(iv) members of the local community oppose the expansion of the White Rock Quarry; and

(b) calls on the state Government of South Australia to halt the expansion of the Hanson White Rock Quarry.

absent Yes Not passed by a modest majority

30th Nov 2020, 4:40 PM – Senate Motions - Environment - Protect Koala Habitat

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by SA Senator Sarah Hanson-Young (Greens), which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that the biggest threat to endangered koala populations is habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation; and

(b) calls on the Government to implement a moratorium on the clearing and destruction of koala habitat.

absent Yes Not passed by a small majority

4th Dec 2018, 4:50 PM – Senate Motions - United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity - Heed recommendations

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The majority voted in favour of a motion, which means it succeeded. Motion like these don't make any legal changes on their own but can be politically influential as they represent the will of the Senate.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity took place in Egypt from 13 to 29 November 2018,

(ii) the United Nations report to the Convention demonstrated that Australia is failing to meet international targets, especially in parts of the country where land clearing and habitat destruction are widespread,

(iii) the World Wildlife Fund also issued a report, as part of the conference, that placed Australia amongst the worst performers on biodiversity in a group of 100 nations, and

(iv) the Convention called on governments to scale up investments in nature and people towards 2020 and beyond, and to accelerate action to achieve Aichi Biodiversity Targets by 2020; and

(b) calls on the Federal Government to heed the recommendations of the Convention.

absent Yes Passed by a small majority

14th Feb 2018, 4:22 PM – Senate Motions - Tasmania: Environment - Tarkine

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The majority voted against this motion, which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) Tasmania's unique environment is under threat from inappropriate development, and the failure to protect natural and cultural values,

(ii) rapid and unfettered expansion of fish farms is privatising public waters and damaging Tasmania's marine environment and coastal lifestyle,

(iii) private sector development in Tasmania's iconic national parks and world heritage areas is continuing,

(iv) the Swift Parrot is facing extinction due to ongoing deforestation of its habitat by logging, and

(v) Tasmanian Aboriginal heritage is being damaged by four wheel drive tracks in the Tarkine area; and

(b) condemns the Federal and Tasmanian Liberal Governments for failing to stand up for Tasmania's unique natural environment, their lack of support for a Tarkine national park, and complete inaction on climate change.

absent Yes 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 Kristina Keneally 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.