How Michaelia Cash voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should amend current laws in order to address the current power disparity between franchisor and franchisee

Division Michaelia Cash Supporters vote Division outcome

22nd Feb 2021, 12:49 PM – Senate Franchising Laws Amendment (Fairness in Franchising) Bill 2020 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to pass the bill, which is known as giving it a third reading. This means that the bill will now be sent to the House of Representatives for their consideration.

What does the bill do?

The bill was introduced in order to:

  • enable the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to appoint a mediation and franchising adviser to assist in resolving franchising disputes where mediation has failed, or where both parties agree to arbitration;
  • give the ombudsman the power to assist with multi-party mediation and arbitration in franchising disputes where multiple parties have identical issues that require resolution; and
  • increase the civil penalties provisions for breaching the Franchising Code of Conduct.
absent Yes (strong) Passed by a small majority

22nd Feb 2021, 12:41 PM – Senate Franchising Laws Amendment (Fairness in Franchising) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea

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The majority voted in favour of a motion to agree with the bill's main idea, which is known as giving it a second reading. This means that the bill will now be discussed in greater detail.

What is the boy's main idea?

The bill was introduced in order to:

  • enable the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to appoint a mediation and franchising adviser to assist in resolving franchising disputes where mediation has failed, or where both parties agree to arbitration;
  • give the ombudsman the power to assist with multi-party mediation and arbitration in franchising disputes where multiple parties have identical issues that require resolution; and
  • increase the civil penalties provisions for breaching the Franchising Code of Conduct.
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 Michaelia Cash 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.