How Fiona Nash voted compared to someone who believes that the Government should introduced the Youth Jobs PaTH, a youth employment plan to assist up to 120,000 jobs seekers under 25 years which includes three phases three phases (skills training, voluntary internships and wage subsidies for businesses)

Division Fiona Nash Supporters vote Division outcome

10th May 2017, 11:54 AM – Senate Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire) Bill 2016 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

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The majority voted to pass the bill in the Senate with one amendment, which means it will now go back to the House of Representatives where the Members of Parliament (MPs) will decide whether to agree with the Senate amendment. If they do, the bill will become law.

In parliamentary jargon, this vote was to read the bill for a third time.

What is the bill?

The purpose of the bill is to "give effect to the Youth Jobs PaTH program that was announced as part of the 2016–17 Budget" - see the bills digest for more information.

What was the amendment?

The Senate agreed to pass the bill with one amendment, which was introduced by the Nick Xenophon Team. The amendment requires the Employment Minister to conduct a review of the program within two years.

absent Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

10th May 2017, 10:18 AM – Senate Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire) Bill 2016 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

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The majority voted to agree with the bill's main idea, which means they can now discuss it in more detail.

In parliamentary jargon, this vote was to read the bill for a second time.

What is the bill's main idea?

The purpose of the bill is to "give effect to the Youth Jobs PaTH program that was announced as part of the 2016–17 Budget" - see the bills digest for more information.

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 Fiona Nash 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.