How Chris Ellison voted compared to someone who believes that people should have to pass a test before they are eligible to become Australian citizens

Division Chris Ellison Supporters vote Division outcome

13th Aug 2007, 6:17 PM – Senate Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Testing) Bill 2007 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

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The majority voted in favour of the bill's main idea. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bill for a second time. The Senate can now discuss the bill in more detail.

What is the bill's main idea?

The purpose of the bill is to introduce a test that a person has to pass before they can become a citizen.

absent Yes (strong) 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 Chris Ellison 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.