How Robert Ray voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should administer the paid parental leave scheme rather than employers

Division Robert Ray Supporters vote Division outcome

14th Jun 2007, 9:45 AM – Senate Motions - Paid Maternity Leave - Government funded paid maternity leave

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by Greens Senator Kerry Nettle and also on behalf of Australian Democrats Senator Natasha Stott Despoja. This means that the motion was rejected.

The motion was:

That the Senate- (a) notes that Australia and the United States of America are the only two Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries without a national paid maternity leave scheme; (b) congratulates marie claire for its ‘Push It’ campaign calling for mandatory paid maternity leave; and(Read more about the campaign here.) (c) calls on the Government to legislate for government-funded paid maternity leave.


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 Robert Ray 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.