How Mike Kelly voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should make it harder for individuals and corporations to avoid or aggressively minimise their Australian tax obligations and take part in international efforts to keep track of these individuals and corporations by sharing income and asset information

Division Mike Kelly Supporters vote Division outcome

6th Jun 2013, 11:46 AM – Representatives Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Bill 2013 - Consideration in Detail - Reject transparency provisions

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The majority voted against an amendment that would have deleted the transparency provisions from the bill. This means that the amendment failed.

People who supported the transparency provisions voted "no" and people who wanted to get rid of the provisions voted "yes".

What are the transparency provisions?

The bill requires the Commissioner of Taxation to publish certain tax information of corporations that have a total annual income of $100 million or more. That tax information includes the corporation's:

  • name and ABN;
  • total income;
  • taxable income; and
  • tax payable.

The bill also gives the Commissioner a separate duty to publish the final amount of the corporation's annual payable Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) or Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT) (if any).

See Chapter 3 of the explanatory memorandum for more information.

absent No Not 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 Mike Kelly 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.