How Mary Fisher voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should increase scrutiny of unions and employer organisations by, for example, creating a commission to monitor them and applying the same standards of disclosure to them as to corporations as well as the same penalties for misconduct

Division Mary Fisher Supporters vote Division outcome

18th Jun 2012, 4:23 PM – Senate Motions - Registered Organisations - Accountability & transparency

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by Liberal Party Senator Helen Kroger (Victoria), which means it was unsuccessful.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) Fair Work Australia’s investigation into the Health Services Union and the Member for Dobell (Mr Thomson) has taken an unreasonably long time,

(ii) the Member for Dobell expected Fair Work Australia to conduct its investigation within 6 months,

(iii) Australians have lost faith in Fair Work Australia to conduct itself in a quick and proper manner,

(iv) under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009, enacted by the then Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (Ms Gillard), the provisions for accountability and transparency are far less than the standard expected of company directors, and

(v) the Coalition has a plan for better accountability and transparency for registered organisations; and

(b) calls on the Government to adopt the Coalition’s plan for better accountability and transparency for registered organisations.

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 Mary Fisher 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.