How Gavin Marshall voted compared to someone who believes that increase the tax imposed on passengers leaving Australia (which is collected by airlines and shipping companies when passengers purchase their ticket)

Division Gavin Marshall Supporters vote Division outcome

24th Nov 2016, 2:04 PM – Senate Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2016 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

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The majority agreed to pass the bill, which means the bill will now become law. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bill for a third time.

What does the bill do?

The bill was introduced to increase the rate of the passenger movement charge (PMC) from $55 to $60. The PMC:

is a tax imposed on a passenger departing from Australia and is collected by airlines and shipping companies at the time of the passenger’s purchase of their ticket.

Read more in the bills digest.

absent Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

24th Nov 2016, 1:46 PM – Senate Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2016 - Second Reading - Agree to the bill's main idea (re-vote)

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The majority agreed with the main idea of the bill, which means the Senate can now discuss it in more detail. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bill for a second time.

Didn't this vote already happen?

Yes! This vote took place yesterday but the Government asked for leave to take the bill again because One Nation Senators Pauline Hanson and Brian Burston were absent when the original vote happened. The opposition granted leave.

What does the bill do?

The bill was introduced to increase the rate of the passenger movement charge (PMC) from $55 to $60. The PMC:

is a tax imposed on a passenger departing from Australia and is collected by airlines and shipping companies at the time of the passenger’s purchase of their ticket.

Read more in the bills digest.

absent Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

23rd Nov 2016, 7:19 PM – Senate Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2016 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

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The majority disagreed with the main idea of the bill, which means it was rejected and won't be considered anymore. In parliamentary jargon, they voted against reading the bill for a second time.

What does the bill do?

The bill would have increased the rate of the passenger movement charge (PMC) from $55 to $60. The PMC:

is a tax imposed on a passenger departing from Australia and is collected by airlines and shipping companies at the time of the passenger’s purchase of their ticket.

Read more in the bills digest.

absent Yes (strong) 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 Gavin Marshall 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.