How Steve Martin voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should be able to intervene in the research grant process with the Australian Research Council (ARC) by, for example, vetoing certain grant application where considered appropriate

Division Steve Martin Supporters vote

4th Dec 2018, 4:37 PM – Senate Motions - Australian Research Council - Remove National Interest Test

absent No

13th Nov 2018, 3:52 PM – Senate Documents - Australian Research Council - Order for the Production of Documents

absent No

How "never voted on" 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 Steve Martin 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.