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These divisions relate to the policy “for lowering taxes for middle- and high-income earners”. Compare how a supporter of the policy would have voted to the 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 - Division No. 2

Supporters vote “Yes (strong)”

Party Yes No
Australian Greens (78% turnout) 7
Australian Labor Party (79% turnout) 19
Country Liberal Party (0.0% turnout)
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party (100% turnout) 1
Deputy President (100% turnout) 1
Family First Party (0.0% turnout)
Independent (100% turnout) 1
Liberal Democratic Party (100% turnout) 1
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 2
Liberal Party (68% turnout) 15
National Party (100% turnout) 4
Nick Xenophon Team (67% turnout) 2
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (100% turnout) 4
President (100% turnout) 1
Totals (77% turnout) 48 10

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.