How Helen Polley voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should support an inquiry into Australia's involvement in the Iraq War

Division Helen Polley Supporters vote Division outcome

22nd Mar 2018, 12:04 PM – Senate Motions - Iraq War - Inquiry

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The majority voted against clause (e), which means that part of the motion failed.

Motion text

That the Senate—

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(e) calls on all parties to support a long overdue inquiry into Australia's involvement in the Iraq War.

absent Yes Not passed by a modest majority

14th Feb 2018, 4:01 PM – Senate Motions - Iraq War - Independent inquiry

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The majority voted against a motion, which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that this week marks the fifteen-year anniversary of over 200 000 people marching in each of Melbourne and Sydney, and 600 000 nationwide, to protest Australia's involvement in the Iraq war; and

(b) supports an independent inquiry into:

(i) the decisions that led to Australia invading Iraq, and

(ii) the conduct of the Australian military operations in Iraq.

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 Helen Polley 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.