How Stephen Parry voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should improve the health of Australians by increasing the excise and excise equivalent customs duty on tobacco

Division Stephen Parry Supporters vote Division outcome

14th Sep 2016, 7:10 PM – Senate Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016, Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to pass the Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016 and the Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bills for a third time.

As the bills have already passed in the House of Representatives, they will now become law.

Main idea of the bills

The bills increase the excise and excise equivalent customs duty on tobacco. Their objective is "to improve the health of Australians by reducing their exposure to tobacco products". Learn more about the bills in the bills digest.

absent Yes (strong) 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 Stephen Parry 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.