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FOR – Treasury Laws Amendment (2022 Measures No. 2) Bill 2022 - Second Reading - Inequality

The majority voted in favour of disagreeing with an amendment to the usual second reading motion, which is "that the bill be read a second time". To read a bill a second time is to agree with its main idea.

The amendment was introduced by Griffith MP Max Chandler-Mather (Greens).

Motion text

That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

"whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House:

(1) notes this bill delivers a Liberal Party election commitment adopted by the Labor Party, namely the downsizer contribution, adding to the list of Liberal Party economic policies adopted by the Labor Party, such as the stage three tax cuts; and

(2) calls on the Labor government to stop adopting taxation measures that will increase inequality and instead ease cost of living pressures by getting dental into Medicare, making childcare free, wiping student debt and freezing rents".


Date and time: 12:48 PM on 2022-09-26
Allegra Spender's vote: Aye
Total number of "aye" votes: 68
Total number of "no" votes: 6
Total number of abstentions: 77
Related bill: Treasury Laws Amendment (2022 Measures No. 2) Bill 2022

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