How Murray Watt voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should introduce plain packaging for tobacco products

Division Murray Watt Supporters vote Division outcome

18th Sep 2018, 1:13 PM – Senate Tobacco Plain Packaging Amendment Bill 2018 - in Committee - Require manufacturer consent for plain packaging

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The majority voted against an amendment introduced by Katter's Australian Party Senator Fraser Anning (Qld), which means it failed. Senator Anning explains what he had hoped to do:

This amendment seeks to give tobacco manufacturers the right of veto over government efforts to impose plain packaging on their products. The likelihood is that, if this amendment were passed, so-called plain packaging of tobacco products would come to an end. This amendment seeks to ensure that the property rights expropriated by the original Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 are restored.

In other words, the amendment would have basically put an end to the plain packaging laws.

absent No (strong) Not passed by a large 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 Murray Watt 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.