The majority voted in favour of a motion to read the bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through here. ) This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that the House of Representatives can now discuss the bill in more detail.

Background to the bill

The bill was introduced with the Excise Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 (No. 2) to increase the customs duty rate applying to certain alcoholic beverages ('alcopops') from $39.36 to $66.67 per litre of alcohol content and alters the taxation definitions of 'beer' and 'grape wine product'.(Read more about the bill in its bills digest.)

Votes Passed by a large majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Australian Labor Party (86% turnout) 70 Yes 0 No
Dick Adams Lyons Yes
Anthony Albanese Grayndler Yes
Arch Bevis Brisbane Yes
James Bidgood Dawson Yes
Sharon Bird Cunningham Yes
David Bradbury Lindsay Yes
Tony Burke Watson Yes
Mark Butler Port Adelaide Yes
Nick Champion Wakefield Yes
Darren Cheeseman Corangamite Yes
Jason Clare Blaxland Yes
Julie Collins Franklin Yes
Greg Combet Charlton Yes
Yvette D'Ath Petrie Yes
Bob Debus Macquarie Yes
Justine Elliot Richmond Yes
Annette Ellis Canberra Yes
Kate Ellis Adelaide Yes
Craig Emerson Rankin Yes
Laurie Ferguson Reid Yes
Martin Ferguson Batman Yes
Joel Fitzgibbon Hunter Yes
Steve Georganas Hindmarsh Yes
Jennie George Throsby Yes
Steve Gibbons Bendigo Yes
Gary Gray Brand Yes
Sharon Grierson Newcastle Yes
Alan Griffin Bruce Yes
Damian Hale Solomon Yes
Jill Hall Shortland Yes
Chris Hayes Werriwa Yes
Julia Irwin Fowler Yes
Sharryn Jackson Hasluck Yes
Mike Kelly Eden-Monaro Yes
Duncan Kerr Denison Yes
Catherine King Ballarat Yes
Kirsten Livermore Capricornia Yes
Jenny Macklin Jagajaga Yes
Richard Marles Corio Yes
Robert McClelland Barton Yes
Maxine McKew Bennelong Yes
Bob McMullan Fraser Yes
Daryl Melham Banks Yes
John Murphy Lowe Yes
Belinda Neal Robertson Yes
Shayne Neumann Blair Yes
Brendan O'Connor Gorton Yes
Julie Owens Parramatta Yes
Melissa Parke Fremantle Yes
Graham Perrett Moreton Yes
Tanya Plibersek Sydney Yes
Brett Raguse Forde Yes
Kerry Rea Bonner Yes
Bernie Ripoll Oxley Yes
Amanda Rishworth Kingston Yes
Nicola Roxon Gellibrand Yes
Janelle Saffin Page Yes
Bill Shorten Maribyrnong Yes
Sid Sidebottom Braddon Yes
Warren Snowdon Lingiari Yes
Jon Sullivan Longman Yes
Wayne Swan Lilley Yes
Mike Symon Deakin Yes
Lindsay Tanner Melbourne Yes
Craig Thomson Dobell Yes
Kelvin Thomson Wills Yes
Chris Trevor Flynn Yes
Jim Turnour Leichhardt Yes
Maria Vamvakinou Calwell Yes
Tony Zappia Makin Yes
Chris Bowen Prospect Absent
Anthony Byrne Holt Absent
Jodie Campbell Bass Absent
Simon Crean Hotham Absent
Michael Danby Melbourne Ports Absent
Mark Dreyfus Isaacs Absent
Peter Garrett Kingsford Smith Absent
Julia Gillard Lalor Absent
Roger Price Chifley Absent
Kevin Rudd Griffith Absent
Stephen Smith Perth Absent
Anna Burke Chisholm Deputy Speaker Yes
Robert Oakeshott Lyne Independent Yes
Tony Windsor New England Independent No
Bob Katter Kennedy Independent Absent
Liberal Party (4% turnout) 0 Yes 2 No
Alby Schultz Hume No
Wilson Tuckey O'Connor No
Tony Abbott Warringah Absent
Kevin Andrews Menzies Absent
Fran Bailey McEwen Absent
Bob Baldwin Paterson Absent
Bruce Billson Dunkley Absent
Bronwyn Bishop Mackellar Absent
Julie Bishop Curtin Absent
Jamie Briggs Mayo Absent
Russell Broadbent McMillan Absent
Steven Ciobo Moncrieff Absent
Peter Costello Higgins Absent
Peter Dutton Dickson Absent
Pat Farmer Macarthur Absent
Joanna Gash Gilmore Absent
Petro Georgiou Kooyong Absent
Barry Haase Kalgoorlie Absent
Alex Hawke Mitchell Absent
David Hawker Wannon Absent
Joe Hockey North Sydney Absent
Greg Hunt Flinders Absent
Steve Irons Swan Absent
Dennis Jensen Tangney Absent
Michael Johnson Ryan Absent
Michael Keenan Stirling Absent
Andrew Laming Bowman Absent
Sussan Ley Farrer Absent
Peter Lindsay Herbert Absent
Ian Macfarlane Groom Absent
Nola Marino Forrest Absent
Louise Markus Greenway Absent
Margaret May McPherson Absent
Sophie Mirabella Indi Absent
Scott Morrison Cook Absent
Judi Moylan Pearce Absent
Brendan Nelson Bradfield Absent
Chris Pearce Aston Absent
Christopher Pyne Sturt Absent
Rowan Ramsey Grey Absent
Don Randall Canning Absent
Andrew Robb Goldstein Absent
Stuart Robert Fadden Absent
Philip Ruddock Berowra Absent
Patrick Secker Barker Absent
Luke Simpkins Cowan Absent
Peter Slipper Fisher Absent
Tony Smith Casey Absent
Alex Somlyay Fairfax Absent
Andrew Southcott Boothby Absent
Sharman Stone Murray Absent
Malcolm Turnbull Wentworth Absent
Danna Vale Hughes Absent
Mal Washer Moore Absent
Jason Wood La Trobe Absent
National Party (22% turnout) 0 Yes 2 No
Darren Chester Gippsland No
Paul Neville Hinkler No
John Cobb Calare Absent
Mark Coulton Parkes Absent
John Forrest Mallee Absent
Luke Hartsuyker Cowper Absent
Kay Hull Riverina Absent
Bruce Scott Maranoa Absent
Warren Truss Wide Bay Absent
Harry Jenkins Scullin Speaker Absent
Totals (51% turnout) 72 Yes – 5 No