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These divisions relate to the policy “for increasing protections for franchisees”. Compare how a supporter of the policy would have voted to the division outcome.

22nd Feb 2021, 12:49 PM – Senate Franchising Laws Amendment (Fairness in Franchising) Bill 2020 - Third Reading - Pass the bill - Division No. 2

Supporters vote “Yes (strong)”

Party Yes No
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 9
Australian Labor Party (72% turnout) 18
Centre Alliance (100% turnout) 1
Country Liberal Party (0.0% turnout)
Deputy President (100% turnout) 1
Independent (100% turnout) 1
Jacqui Lambie Network (100% turnout) 1
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 2
Liberal Party (79% turnout) 23
National Party (100% turnout) 3
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (50% turnout) 1
President (100% turnout) 1
Totals (80% turnout) 32 29

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.

22nd Feb 2021, 12:41 PM – Senate Franchising Laws Amendment (Fairness in Franchising) Bill 2020 - Second Reading - Agree with the bill's main idea - Division No. 1

Supporters vote “Yes (strong)”

Party Yes No
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 9
Australian Labor Party (72% turnout) 18
Centre Alliance (100% turnout) 1
Country Liberal Party (0.0% turnout)
Deputy President (100% turnout) 1
Independent (100% turnout) 1
Jacqui Lambie Network (100% turnout) 1
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 2
Liberal Party (79% turnout) 23
National Party (100% turnout) 3
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (50% turnout) 1
President (100% turnout) 1
Totals (80% turnout) 32 29

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.