Summary

Edit

The majority voted to read the bill a second time in the Senate.

This means that the majority of members accepted the main idea of the bill, so it will be considered further.

What does this bill do?

People receiving working-age welfare payments in certain areas would have 80% of their payments placed onto a debit card and 20% of their payments paid in cash. The debit card would not allow cash withdrawal or spending on gambling or alcohol.

For more details, see this article from the ABC.

Votes Passed by a modest majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 0 Yes 10 No
Richard Di Natale Victoria No
Sarah Hanson-Young SA No
Scott Ludlam WA No
Nick McKim Tasmania No
Lee Rhiannon NSW No
Janet Rice Victoria No
Rachel Siewert WA No
Robert Simms SA No
Larissa Waters Queensland No
Peter Whish-Wilson Tasmania No
Australian Labor Party (58% turnout) 14 Yes 0 No
Carol Brown Tasmania Yes
Joe Bullock WA Yes
Jacinta Collins Victoria Yes
Sam Dastyari NSW Yes
Alex Gallacher SA Yes
Chris Ketter Queensland Yes
Sue Lines WA Yes
Joe Ludwig Queensland Yes
Anne McEwen SA Yes
Claire Moore Queensland Yes
Deborah O'Neill NSW Yes
Nova Peris NT Yes
Lisa Singh Tasmania Yes
Anne Urquhart Tasmania Yes
Catryna Bilyk Tasmania Absent
Doug Cameron NSW Absent
Kim Carr Victoria Absent
Stephen Conroy Victoria Absent
Katy Gallagher ACT Absent
Jenny McAllister NSW Absent
Jan McLucas Queensland Absent
Helen Polley Tasmania Absent
Glenn Sterle WA Absent
Penny Wong SA Absent
Ricky Muir Victoria Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party Yes
Nigel Scullion NT Country Liberal Party Absent
Gavin Marshall Victoria Deputy President Yes
Bob Day SA Family First Party Yes
Jacqui Lambie Tasmania Independent Yes
Glenn Lazarus Queensland Independent Yes
John Madigan Victoria Independent Yes
Nick Xenophon SA Independent Yes
David Leyonhjelm NSW Liberal Democratic Party Yes
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 2 Yes 0 No
Matthew Canavan Queensland Yes
James McGrath Queensland Yes
Liberal Party (48% turnout) 12 Yes 0 No
Eric Abetz Tasmania Yes
Christopher Back WA Yes
Richard Colbeck Tasmania Yes
Mathias Cormann WA Yes
Sean Edwards SA Yes
David Fawcett SA Yes
Mitch Fifield Victoria Yes
Jo Lindgren Queensland Yes
Linda Reynolds WA Yes
Michael Ronaldson Victoria Yes
Zed Seselja ACT Yes
Dean Smith WA Yes
Cory Bernardi SA Absent
Simon Birmingham SA Absent
George Brandis Queensland Absent
David Bushby Tasmania Absent
Michaelia Cash WA Absent
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells NSW Absent
Bill Heffernan NSW Absent
David Johnston WA Absent
Ian Macdonald Queensland Absent
Marise Payne NSW Absent
Anne Ruston SA Absent
Scott Ryan Victoria Absent
Arthur Sinodinos NSW Absent
National Party (25% turnout) 1 Yes 0 No
Bridget McKenzie Victoria Yes
Fiona Nash NSW Absent
Barry O'Sullivan Queensland Absent
John Williams NSW Absent
Dio Wang WA Palmer United Party Yes
Stephen Parry Tasmania President Absent
Totals (63% turnout) 38 Yes – 10 No