How Kerry O'Brien voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should increase freedom of political communication in Australia by, for example, protecting people's right to inform others about issues and events in the public interest

Division Kerry O'Brien Supporters vote Division outcome

13th Sep 2007, 12:39 PM – Senate Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Democratic Plebiscites) Bill 2007 - Second Reading - International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

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absent Yes (strong) Not passed by a large 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 Kerry O'Brien 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.