voted compared to someone who believes that
the federal government's policies to reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions should be "technology neutral", which means all forms of electricity generation should be on the table, including coal with carbon capture and storage and gas
The majority voted against a motion introduced by National Party Senator John Williams, which means it was unsuccessful.
That the Senate—
(a) supports the 53 000 workers directly employed by the coal industry;
(b) recognises that the forced closure of coal–fired power stations would increase the living expenses of Australian families through increased electricity prices;
(c) acknowledges that the forced closure of coal–fired power stations would jeopardise Australia's energy security and put thousands of jobs at risk in our manufacturing sector which relies on access to cheap and affordable power;
(d) acknowledges that coal is an affordable, abundant and increasingly clean domestic energy resource that is vital to providing reliable low-cost electricity, and that it will continue to be integral to Australia; and
(e) supports technology neutral policies that deliver emission reduction targets.
Not passed by a small 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
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.