voted compared to someone who believes that
the federal government should support an inquiry into Australia's involvement in the Iraq War
The majority voted against a motion, which means it failed.
That the Senate—
(a) notes that this week marks the fifteen-year anniversary of over 200 000 people marching in each of Melbourne and Sydney, and 600 000 nationwide, to protest Australia's involvement in the Iraq war; and
(b) supports an independent inquiry into:
(i) the decisions that led to Australia invading Iraq, and
(ii) the conduct of the Australian military operations in Iraq.
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
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.