voted compared to someone who believes that
there should be a high speed rail network connecting the major cities on the east coast of Australia
The majority voted against a motion introduced by Greens Senator Bob Brown (Tas), which means it was unsuccessful.
That the Senate calls on the Government to commission a feasibility study into the staged construction of a high speed rail network on the east coast of Australia, which could deliver accessible fast, reliable, ecologically-sustainable long-distance transport.
Only 46% of the Senate was present for this vote, meaning less than half of all Senators voted on this motion.
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
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.