How Andrew McLachlan voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should introduce legislation that increases the protection of Australia's fresh water resources, including its river and groundwater systems

Division Andrew McLachlan Supporters vote Division outcome

25th Feb 2020, 4:15 PM – Senate Motions - Murray-Darling Basin - Protect water

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by South Australian Senator Sarah Hanson-Young (Greens), which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the New South Wales (NSW) Government has lifted its moratorium on floodplain harvesting and water pumping,

(ii) water from recent rains has not yet made it down the river and there are still towns without drinking water, dry catchments and storages and fish species facing collapse,

(iii) the Murray-Darling Basin Authority says it is too early to say whether all storages will receive water, or if flows will be enough to connect the rivers,

(iv) the Queensland Government has also allowed floodplain harvesting which was criticised by the NSW Government,

(v) upstream Basin states making decisions that only benefit them puts the entire river system in jeopardy, and

(vi) the Murray-Darling Basin is on the verge of collapse, and family farms, river communities and the environment need national leadership; and

(b) calls on the NSW Government to reinstate the moratorium on floodplain harvesting and water pumping.

absent Yes 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 Andrew McLachlan 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.