How Patrick Dodson voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should be required to seek the consent of local communities before selecting new sites for radioactive waste disposal

Division Patrick Dodson Supporters vote Division outcome

22nd Aug 2018, 5:01 PM – Senate Motions - Nuclear Waste - Consult with Native Title Holders

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young (SA), which means the motion failed.

Motion text

That the Senate:

(a) notes that communities in Port Lincoln, Whyalla and Port Pirie are seriously concerned they have no opportunity to participate in the ballot process to determine the extent of broad community support for the proposed nuclear waste dump in Kimba or Hawker;

(b) further notes that, if the site selection process is successful, these communities will see their roads, streets and waters become thoroughfares for low and intermediate level nuclear material for decades to come; and

(c) calls on the Federal Government to broaden the community consultation process to include disenfranchised Barngarla Native Title Holders, and communities living along proposed transportation routes, so that all affected communities have their chance to have their say.

absent Yes 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 Patrick Dodson 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.