How Kristina Keneally voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should take a restrictive approach to granting Australian citizenship by introducing more eligibility requirements, such as applicants needing greater English language proficiency and needing to spend more time living in Australia before they can submit their applications

Division Kristina Keneally Supporters vote Division outcome

12th Nov 2020, 12:13 PM – Senate Motions - Australian Languages - Role of English in Australia

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The same number of senators voted for and against an amended motion introduced by Victorian Senator Lidia Thorpe (Greens), which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate agrees that:

(a) Australia is a multicultural, multilingual society in which hundreds of languages are spoken;

(b) at least 250 Indigenous languages were spoken on this continent long before colonisation, and many continue to be spoken today;

(c) the Australian citizenship booklet 'Our common bond' contains claims that English is Australia's national language, which have been repeated by the acting Immigration Minister in advocating for onerous new English language proficiency requirements for partner visa applicants and permanent resident sponsors; and

(d) English is the de facto national language but Australians speak many languages at home and at work.

absent Yes Not passed

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.