How Sam McMahon voted compared to someone who believes that even though public housing is controlled by our state governments, the federal government should also take action to increase the availability of affordable public housing around Australia

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18th Jun 2020, 12:00 PM – Senate Motions - Covid-19 - Housing and renters' rights

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The majority voted against a motion introduced by NSW Senator Mehreen Faruqi (Greens), which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate:

(a) notes that:

(i) the COVID-19 crisis has further exposed existing inequalities in our broken housing system,

(ii) renters across Australia face eviction as COVID-19 related eviction bans come to an end across states and territories, and

(iii) as the economic crisis continues, more people are at risk of homelessness than ever before;

(b) calls on the Government to:

(i) increase funding for emergency housing,

(ii) invest in building more public and community housing which will create construction jobs and apprenticeships, and provide homes for people,

(iii) direct lenders to implement mortgage relief, where needed, with no interest accrual, a ban on foreclosures and a freeze on owners' credit ratings,

(iv) permanently increase income support, and

(v) implement a national plan to end homelessness; and

(c) calls on the National Cabinet to:

(i) implement waivers for rent arrears, with relief for those with rental debts, and

(ii) agree on a national standard of renters' rights and rental laws to protect people from unfair evictions.

absent Yes Not 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 Sam McMahon 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.