How Ron Boswell voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should put a time limit on how long asylum seekers can be detained while their claims for asylum are being processed

Division Ron Boswell Supporters vote

10th Oct 2012, 11:30 AM – Senate Motions - Manus Island - 12 month limit on detention

absent Yes

12th Sep 2012, 11:45 AM – Senate Motions - Republic of Nauru - 12 month limit on detention

absent Yes

How "never voted on" 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 Ron Boswell 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.