Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Cheaper Child Care) Bill 2022 - Second Reading - Free universal early childhood education and care
Passed by a large majority
No rebellions 58% attendance
Division last edited 31st Dec 2022 by mackay staff
The majority voted against amendments introduced by NSW Senator Mehreen Faruqi (Greens), which means they failed.
Senator Faurqi explained that:
The bill as it's drafted allows providers to give educators employed in their centres a discount on their services. This discount is intended to assist in attracting and retaining educators. It does provide a little bit of that benefit, but it is completely inadequate for that purpose. We support this measure because it does provide support to educators, but, importantly, it is a bit unfair because it excludes many of the other staff at centres. We see no reason why other staff who are not educators but still work at early childhood education and care centres and do important work should not be included in this. These staff are necessary for the functioning of early childhood education and care centres and should not miss out on this discount.
(1) Schedule 5, item 3, page 23 (line 19), omit "educator".
(2) Schedule 5, item 4, page 23 (line 24), omit "educator".
(3) Schedule 5, item 5, page 24 (line 2), omit "educator", substitute "individual".
(4) Schedule 5, item 5, page 24 (line 7), omit "educator".
(5) Schedule 5, item 5, page 24 (lines 12 to 14), omit ", as an educator (within the meaning of the Education and Care Services National Law)".
(6) Schedule 5, item 5, page 24 (line 18), omit "educator".
(7) Schedule 5, item 5, page 24 (line 23), omit "educator".
(8) Schedule 6, item 2, page 27 (line 23), omit "educator".
(9) Schedule 6, item 5, page 28 (line 9), omit "educator".
(10) Schedule 6, item 5, page 28 (line 14), omit "educator".
Nobody rebelled against their party.
|Australian Greens (100% turnout)||12 Yes – 0 No|
|Penny Allman-Payne Queensland||Yes|
|Dorinda Cox WA||Yes|
|Mehreen Faruqi NSW||Yes|
|Sarah Hanson-Young SA||Yes|
|Nick McKim Tasmania||Yes|
|Barbara Pocock SA||Yes|
|Janet Rice Victoria||Yes|
|David Shoebridge NSW||Yes|
|Jordon Steele-John WA||Yes|
|Lidia Thorpe Victoria||Yes|
|Larissa Waters Queensland||Yes|
|Peter Whish-Wilson Tasmania||Yes|
|Australian Labor Party (80% turnout)||0 Yes – 20 No|
|Tim Ayres NSW||No|
|Carol Brown Tasmania||No|
|Anthony Chisholm Queensland||No|
|Raff Ciccone Victoria||No|
|Patrick Dodson WA||No|
|Don Farrell SA||No|
|Katy Gallagher ACT||No|
|Karen Grogan SA||No|
|Jenny McAllister NSW||No|
|Malarndirri McCarthy NT||No|
|Fatima Payman WA||No|
|Helen Polley Tasmania||No|
|Louise Pratt WA||No|
|Tony Sheldon NSW||No|
|Marielle Smith SA||No|
|Glenn Sterle WA||No|
|Anne Urquhart Tasmania||No|
|Jess Walsh Victoria||No|
|Murray Watt Queensland||No|
|Linda White Victoria||No|
|Catryna Bilyk Tasmania||Absent|
|Nita Green Queensland||Absent|
|Deborah O'Neill NSW||Absent|
|Jana Stewart Victoria||Absent|
|Penny Wong SA||Absent|
|Jacinta Nampijinpa Price NT Country Liberal Party||Absent|
|Andrew McLachlan SA Deputy President||No|
|David Pocock ACT Independent||No|
|Jacqui Lambie Network (100% turnout)||0 Yes – 2 No|
|Jacqui Lambie Tasmania||No|
|Tammy Tyrrell Tasmania||No|
|Liberal National Party (50% turnout)||0 Yes – 1 No|
|Matthew Canavan Queensland||No|
|James McGrath Queensland||Absent|
|Liberal Party (21% turnout)||0 Yes – 5 No|
|Alex Antic SA||No|
|Jonathon Duniam Tasmania||No|
|Matt O'Sullivan WA||No|
|Paul Scarr Queensland||No|
|Dean Smith WA||No|
|Wendy Askew Tasmania||Absent|
|Simon Birmingham SA||Absent|
|Andrew Bragg NSW||Absent|
|Slade Brockman WA||Absent|
|Michaelia Cash WA||Absent|
|Claire Chandler Tasmania||Absent|
|Richard Colbeck Tasmania||Absent|
|David Fawcett SA||Absent|
|Sarah Henderson Victoria||Absent|
|Hollie Hughes NSW||Absent|
|Jane Hume Victoria||Absent|
|Kerrynne Liddle SA||Absent|
|Jim Molan NSW||Absent|
|James Paterson Victoria||Absent|
|Marise Payne NSW||Absent|
|Gerard Rennick Queensland||Absent|
|Linda Reynolds WA||Absent|
|Anne Ruston SA||Absent|
|David Van Victoria||Absent|
|National Party (0% turnout)||Absent|
|Ross Cadell NSW||Absent|
|Perin Davey NSW||Absent|
|Susan McDonald Queensland||Absent|
|Bridget McKenzie Victoria||Absent|
|Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (50% turnout)||0 Yes – 1 No|
|Malcolm Roberts Queensland||No|
|Pauline Hanson Queensland||Absent|
|Sue Lines WA President||Absent|
|Ralph Babet Victoria United Australia Party||Absent|
|Totals (57% turnout)||12 Yes – 31 No|
Turnout is the percentage of members eligible to vote that did vote.