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These divisions relate to the policy “for increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 15%”. Compare how a supporter of the policy would have voted to the division outcome.

1st Dec 2016, 8:33 PM – Senate Income Tax Rates Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016 (No. 2) - Third Reading - Pass the bill - Division No. 18

Supporters vote “Yes (strong)”

Party Yes No
Australian Greens (89% turnout) 8
Australian Labor Party (76% turnout) 19
Country Liberal Party (100% turnout) 1
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party (100% turnout) 1
Deputy President (0.0% turnout)
Independent (100% turnout) 1
Liberal Democratic Party (100% turnout) 1
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 2
Liberal Party (82% turnout) 18
National Party (75% turnout) 3
Nick Xenophon Team (100% turnout) 3
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (100% turnout) 4
President (100% turnout) 1
Totals (83% turnout) 43 19

The majority voted to pass the bill in the Senate. In parliamentary jargon, they voted in favour of reading the bill for a third time.

Because the bill has already been passed in the House of Representatives, it will now become law.

What is this bill?

The Government has already tried to pass this bill once in November but was unsuccessful because the Senate wanted to make changes to the bill that the House of Representatives didn't agree with.

It is part of a series of bills to change the income tax arrangements for working holiday visa holders. If passed, they will mean that visa holders will be taxed from the first dollar earned, rather than having the usual tax free threshold.

The original version of this bill would have applied a tax rate of 19% for visa holders earning up to $37,000. This new version will apply a tax rate of 15%.

1st Dec 2016, 8:25 PM – Senate Income Tax Rates Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016 (No. 2) - in Committee - Don't insist on amendments - Division No. 16

Supporters vote “Yes”

Party Yes No
Australian Greens (89% turnout) 8
Australian Labor Party (76% turnout) 19
Country Liberal Party (100% turnout) 1
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party (100% turnout) 1
Deputy President (0.0% turnout)
Independent (100% turnout) 1
Liberal Democratic Party (100% turnout) 1
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 2
Liberal Party (82% turnout) 18
National Party (75% turnout) 3
Nick Xenophon Team (100% turnout) 3
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (100% turnout) 4
President (100% turnout) 1
Totals (83% turnout) 39 23

The majority voted in favour of not insisting on the amendments the Senate had previously voted for but the House of Representatives had voted against.

This means that the Senate can now decide on whether to pass the bill as it is (that is, without those amendments).

What is this bill?

The Government has already tried to pass this bill once in November but was unsuccessful because the Senate wanted to make changes to the bill that the House of Representatives didn't agree with.

It is part of a series of bills to change the income tax arrangements for working holiday visa holders. If passed, they will mean that visa holders will be taxed from the first dollar earned, rather than having the usual tax free threshold.

The original version of this bill would have applied a tax rate of 19% for visa holders earning up to $37,000. This new version will apply a tax rate of 15%.