How Wilson Tuckey voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should increase transparency requirements for political parties (for example, requiring full and prompt disclosure of any political donations on easy-to-search public websites)

Division Wilson Tuckey Supporters vote Division outcome

16th Mar 2009, 6:27 PM – Representatives Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2009 - Second Reading - Agree to the bill's main idea

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The majority voted in favour of the main idea of the bill, which means that it can now be discussed in detail. In parliamentary jargon, they agreed to read the bill for a second time.

Main idea of the bill

The bill amends the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 in relation to political donations. Like a previous bill that attempted to make changes to these rules, the bill proposes to reduce the donations disclosure threshold from $10,900 to $1 000 and ban foreign donations to registered political parties. Read more about the proposed amendments in the bills digest.

absent Yes (strong) 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 Wilson Tuckey 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.