How Chris Ellison voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should actively support and promote multiculturalism in Australia

Division Chris Ellison Supporters vote Division outcome

5th Sep 2006, 5:08 PM – Senate Matters of Urgency - Multiculturalism - Promote

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by Greens Senator Kerry Nettle (NSW), which means it failed.

Motion text

That, in the opinion of the Senate, the following is a matter of urgency: The need for the Senate to:

(a) note the Prime Minister’s recent comments about the Muslim community needing to learn English and respect women; and

(b) call on all political parties and leaders to promote the values of multiculturalism in the Australian community and the need for all members of the community to respect women.

absent Yes Not 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 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.