voted compared to someone who believes that
the federal government should increase legal protections for people who identify as LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) by, for example, getting rid of all current exemptions that permit discrimination against LGBTI people by religious insitutions (such as schools)
The same number of senators voted for and against the motion, which means it failed. It was introduced by WA Senator Rachel Siewert (Greens).
That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(i.) 8 November 2019 was Intersex Day of Solidarity, and
(ii.) Intersex Day of Solidarity is marked internationally, and is a chance to highlight issues facing intersex people; and
(b) calls on all parliamentarians to:
(i.) commit to learning more about the lives and experiences of people with variations of sex characteristics, and
(ii.) agree to read and consider affirming the Darlington Statement, a joint consensus statement by organisations and independent advocates which sets out the priorities of the intersex human rights movement in Australia and New Zealand.
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.