How Helen Kroger voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should put a time limit on how long asylum seekers can be detained while their claims for asylum are being processed

Division Helen Kroger Supporters vote Division outcome

10th Oct 2012, 11:30 AM – Senate Motions - Manus Island - 12 month limit on detention

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The majority voted against an amendment introduced by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. It would have amended a motion introduced previously by Labor Senator Kate Lundy with the following:(Read more about the motion and the proposed amendment in the debate here. See the division on whether to agree to the motion here.)

At the end of the motion, add the following words:

"And calls on the Government to put in place a 12 month time limit on detention of an individual in Papua New Guinea."

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absent Yes (strong) Not passed by a modest majority

12th Sep 2012, 11:45 AM – Senate Motions - Republic of Nauru - 12 month limit on detention

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The majority voted against an amendment introduced by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. This would have amended a previous motion(See the division on that motion here.) with the following:

At the end of the motion, add “with the inclusion of a 12 month time limit on detention of an individual in Nauru, and calls on the Government to immediately establish an independent Health Care Panel to monitor and evaluate the medical, psychological and psychiatric welfare of refugees sent offshore”.

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absent Yes (strong) 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 Kroger 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.