How Stephen Parry voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should develop and implement a pill testing policy to reduce the risk of death and/or injury caused by taking illicit drugs

Division Stephen Parry Supporters vote Division outcome

13th Feb 2017, 4:05 PM – Senate Motions - Illicit Drugs - Pill testing

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by Victorian Senator Richard Di Natale (Greens), which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) sends its sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the three young Australians who tragically died last month in Melbourne after overdosing on pills they believed to be MDMA;

(b) notes the recent reports that Victorian Police tested the pills subsequent to the deaths, but current government policy prevents the release of this information which would prevent people from taking these extremely dangerous substances; and

(c) calls on the Government to urgently introduce effective harm minimisation strategies and work with state and territory governments to introduce pill testing trials and early warning systems to allow young Australians to access critical information about the drugs they are considering taking.

absent Yes 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 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.