How Marise Payne voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should lower the amount of income tax that middle- and high-income earners must pay each year (for example, people earning over $80,000 per year)

Division Marise Payne Supporters vote Division outcome

11th Oct 2016, 1:56 PM – Senate Treasury Laws Amendment (Income Tax Relief) Bill 2016 - Second Reading - Agree with the main idea of the bill

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The majority voted to support the main idea of the bill. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to give the bill a second reading.

Main idea of the bill

This bill will lower taxes for people earning over $80,000.

The bills digest explains that the bill's purpose is:

to increase from $80,000 to $87,000 the threshold at which an individual’s marginal tax rate increases from 32.5 per cent to 37 per cent. The changes apply to both resident and non-resident individual tax payers, with effect from 1 July 2016.

absent Yes (strong) Passed by a modest 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 Marise Payne 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.