voted compared to someone who believes that
landholders, particularly farmers, should be able to say no to mining and gas exploration on their land (in other words, they should be able to lock the gate)
The majority voted against a motion introduced by Greens Senators Sarah Hanson-Young and Larissa Waters, which means it failed.
That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(i) the South Australian Marshall Government has, this week, been debating the impacts of mining in South Australia,
(ii) farming communities are opposed to progress of the Mining Act, citing inadequate consultation and seeking the right to protect their land, and
(iii) the Landholders' Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015 is currently on the Senate Notice Paper; and
(b) calls on the South Australian Government to support farmers and landholders' right to refuse unconventional gas and underground coal gasification.
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.