How Alan Ferguson voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should give the immigration minister the power to revoke the citizenship of people who have dual nationality (that is, are also citizens of another country) if they take part in certain terrorism-related offences

Division Alan Ferguson Supporters vote Division outcome

28th Feb 2006, 3:55 PM – Senate Motions - Australian Citizenship - Refusing and stripping citizenship

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania Bob Brown, which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes the call by the Treasurer (Mr Costello) for people applying for Australian citizenship who do not ‘share certain beliefs’ to be refused citizenship, and those Australians holding dual citizenship who do not ‘share certain beliefs’ to be stripped of their Australian citizenship; and

(b) calls on the Treasurer to outline how that non-sharing is defined and how this could be framed in law.

absent Yes 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 Alan Ferguson 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.