How Ben Small voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should introduce restrictions to the amount and type of donations that political parties can receive in order to prevent corruption or the appearance of corruption in government

Division Ben Small Supporters vote Division outcome

4th Feb 2021, 12:47 PM – Senate Motions - Donations to Political Parties - Lower disclosure threashold

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by Queensland Senator Larissa Waters (Greens), which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that the total amount of money donated to political parties, as disclosed to the Australian Electoral Commission, tripled between the 2016 election and the 2019 election; and

(b) supports:

(i) lowering the disclosure threshold for donations to political parties,

(ii) requiring more timely disclosure of donations to political parties, and

(iii) imposing caps on the amount that donors can donate to political parties.

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 Ben Small 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.