voted compared to someone who believes that
the federal government should address the issue of foreign interference in Australia by, for example, introducing new offences against acts such as sabotage, treason and espionage
The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by Tasmanian Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, which means it was successful (see the inquiry webpage).
That the following matter be referred to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 7 September 2020:
The review of foreign investment proposals against the national interest test, with particular reference to:
(a) the protection of Australia's market-based system from manipulation that would benefit proposed foreign investment;
(b) the assessment of the impact of proposed foreign investment on market concentration and competition;
(c) the imposition of conditions on foreign investors;
(d) the extent to which the risk that foreign investment proposals are being used for money laundering is examined;
(e) the role of the Foreign Investment Review Board; and
(f) any other related matters.
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
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.