The majority voted against a motion to disallow the Social Security (Administration) (Trial Area—East Kimberley) Determination 2016, which means it was unsuccessful and the Determination will remain law. The motion was introduced by Greens Senator Rachel Siewert.
What does this mean?
Senator Siewert proposed to stop the Determination from having legal force, so that it was no longer law.
The explanatory statement explains that the Determination introduced a debit card trial that:
will test the concept of cashless welfare arrangements by disbursing particular welfare payments to a welfare restricted bank account, accessed by a debit card which does not allow cash withdrawals.
That the Senate disallow the Social Security (Administration) (Trial Area—East Kimberley) Determination 2016.