How Nick Xenophon voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should provide more funding for road infrastructure

Division Nick Xenophon Supporters vote Division outcome

27th Jun 2013, 12:31 PM – Senate Motions — Infrastructure and Transport Funding: Roe Highway - Do not fund

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The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, which means that it was successful. The motion was:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) Stage 8 of the Roe Highway:(Read more about the extension of the Roe Highway on the website of Main Roads Western Australia here. )

(A) threatens the Beeliar wetlands and its regionally significant vegetation, banksia woodlands and the habitat of fauna, migratory birds and the endangered Carnaby cockatoo, and

(B) would dissect North Lake and Bibra Lake, recognised as valuable biodiversity sites by all three levels of government, and one of the most significant Aboriginal historical sites within the Perth metropolitan area south of the Swan River, and

(ii) the Western Australian Environment Protection Authority received 449 submissions, 29 from organisations and government agencies and 420 from the public opposing Stage 8 of the Roe Highway extension;(Read more about the opposition to Stage 8 of the Roe Highway here.) and

(b) calls on all political parties to:

(i) recognise widespread community opposition for this project, and

(ii) affirm that Commonwealth funding for this project will not be forthcoming.


absent No 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 Nick Xenophon 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.