← Basic divisions list

These divisions relate to the policy “for increasing the passenger movement charge ('PMC')”. Compare how a supporter of the policy would have voted to the division outcome.

24th Nov 2016, 2:04 PM – Senate Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2016 - Third Reading - Pass the bill - Division No. 4

Supporters vote “Yes (strong)”

Party Yes No
Australian Greens (89% turnout) 8
Australian Labor Party (88% turnout) 22
Country Liberal Party (100% turnout) 1
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party (100% turnout) 1
Deputy President (100% turnout) 1
Independent (200% turnout) 1 1
Liberal Democratic Party (100% turnout) 1
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 2
Liberal Party (91% turnout) 20
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 (92% turnout) 36 33

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.

24th Nov 2016, 1:46 PM – Senate Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2016 - Second Reading - Agree to the bill's main idea (re-vote) - Division No. 3

Supporters vote “Yes (strong)”

Party Yes No
Australian Greens (89% turnout) 8
Australian Labor Party (92% turnout) 23
Country Liberal Party (100% turnout) 1
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party (100% turnout) 1
Deputy President (100% turnout) 1
Independent (200% turnout) 1 1
Liberal Democratic Party (100% turnout) 1
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 2
Liberal Party (86% turnout) 19
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 (92% turnout) 35 34

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.

23rd Nov 2016, 7:19 PM – Senate Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2016 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea - Division No. 5

Supporters vote “Yes (strong)”

Party Yes No
Australian Greens (89% turnout) 8
Australian Labor Party (80% turnout) 20
Country Liberal Party (100% turnout) 1
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party (100% turnout) 1
Deputy President (100% turnout) 1
Independent (200% turnout) 1 1
Liberal Democratic Party (100% turnout) 1
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 2
Liberal Party (77% turnout) 17
National Party (75% turnout) 3
Nick Xenophon Team (67% turnout) 2
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (50% turnout) 2
President (100% turnout) 1
Totals (81% turnout) 30 31

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.