How John Madigan voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should maintain or increase the amount of funding allocated to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Division John Madigan Supporters vote Division outcome

1st Sep 2014, 3:39 PM – Senate Motions - Australian Animal Health Laboratory - Fund CSIRO

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The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by Greens Senator Richard Di Natale.

Wording of the motion

That the Senate—

(a) notes recent cuts to jobs at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), which conducts research into infectious diseases such as Avian Influenza, SARS, the Hendra virus and most recently Ebola; and

(b) calls on the Government to reverse the $111 million cuts to the CSIRO contained in the budget.

absent Yes (strong) Passed by a small 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 John Madigan 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.