How Ken Wyatt voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should make the cashless debit card program - which is a program where welfare payments are put onto controlled debit cards that are restricted in use - is voluntary

Division Ken Wyatt Supporters vote Division outcome

30th Jul 2019, 6:11 PM – Representatives Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Cashless Welfare) Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Make voluntary

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by Barton MP Linda Burney (Labor), which means it failed. The motion would have amended the usual second reading motion That this bill be now read a second time, which is parliamentary jargon for agreeing with the main idea of the bill.

Motion text

That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

"whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House calls on the Government to:

(1) present in Parliament by the end of 2019:

(a) a report making clear whether or not there is continuing community support in each of the trial sites for the cashless debit card program; and

(b) a wraparound services plan explaining how the Government has boosted community services in each of the trial sites and what increased investment in services will be made in the future; and

(2) make participation in the cashless debit card program voluntary from 30 January 2020, unless there is clear local community support and consent for the operation of the program".

absent Yes 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 Ken Wyatt 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.