How Gladys Liu voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should give the Minister the power to prohibit items such as mobile phones, SIM cards and internet capable devices for people in immigration detention facilities

Division Gladys Liu Supporters vote Division outcome

2nd Sep 2020, 5:07 PM – Representatives Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to agree with the main idea of the bill. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bill for a second time.

What does this bill do?

The bill was introduced in order to:

allow the Minister to determine, via a disallowable legislative instrument, that an item is a ‘prohibited thing’ in relation to immigration detention facilities and immigration detainees.

The Government has indicated that items that will be prohibited will include things such as mobile phones and SIM cards, internet capable devices, and illegal drugs. While a broad range of items are likely to be prohibited, the Bill appears to be a reaction to an attempt by the Government in 2017 to seize mobile phones from people held in immigration detention centres, which was found by the Federal Court to be invalid.

absent Yes (strong) 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 Gladys Liu 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.