How Helen Kroger voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should increase financial support for childcare and early childhood eduction by, for example, supporting increased wages for workers and providing grants for not-for-profit community child care initiatives

Division Helen Kroger Supporters vote Division outcome

17th Mar 2009, 4:18 PM – Senate Motions - Child Care - Not-for-profit government-supported childcare

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young calling for the Government "to immediately make available capital grants funds and operational costs to assist not-for-profit child care providers in taking over the remaining centres".

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the Government’s second prop-up of $34 million to keep ABC Learning operating until 31 March 2009, is due to expire in 2 weeks time, and

(ii) of the 241 failed centres due to be sold or closed, to date only 65 have been sold;

(b) recognises that this crisis represents an opportunity for child care in Australia to be transformed from a market-driven industry to a vital community service and a government-supported first step in lifelong learning; and

(c) calls on the Government to immediately make available capital grants funds and operational costs to assist not-for-profit child care providers in taking over the remaining centres.

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 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.