How Tim Ayres voted compared to someone who believes that the police should be able to detain people without charge for up to 14 days if there is a threat of a terrorist attack or if it is likely that vital evidence will be lost after a terrorist attack takes place

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12th Aug 2021, 12:53 PM – Senate Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Sunsetting Review and Other Measures) Bill 2021 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to pass the bill. In other words, they voted to read it for a third time, which means that the bill will now be sent to the House of Representatives for their consideration.

What does the bill do?

According to the bill homepage, the bill was introduced:

  • to extend the operation of the declared areas provisions for a further 3 years and the control order regime and the preventative detention orders (PDO) regime for a further 15 months;
  • to provide that the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security may review the operation, effectiveness and proportionality of the declared areas provisions prior to their sunset date;
  • to extend the operation of the stop, search and seizure powers for a further 15 months; and
  • to extend the reporting date for the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor’s review of continuing detention orders for high risk terrorist offenders to as soon as practicable after 7 December 2021.
absent Yes (strong) 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 Tim Ayres 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.