How Marielle Smith voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should implement all the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in partnership with First Nations communities.

Division Marielle Smith Supporters vote Division outcome

16th Feb 2021, 4:43 PM – Senate Motions - Aboriginal Deaths in Custody - Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

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The same number of senators voted for and against this motion, which means it failed. It was introduced by Victorian Senator Lidia Thorpe (Greens).

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that this year will be the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody's final report;

(b) further notes that the 339 recommendations from the Royal Commission have still not been fully implemented;

(c) expresses its dismay that since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody there have been over 455 deaths of First Nations people in custody; and

(d) calls on:

(i) the Prime Minister to meet with the families left behind after a death in custody on the date of the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission's report being handed down, and

(ii) the Government to commit to implementing all of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in partnership with First Nations communities, particularly the family members who have been left behind after a death in custody.

absent Yes Not passed

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 Marielle Smith 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.