The majority voted against a motion:

That the inclusion of ecological communities in the list of threatened ecological communities (Lowland Native Grasslands of Tasmania), made on 18 June 2009 under section 181 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, be disallowed.

What was this motion about?

Liberal MP Greg Hunt, who introduced by the motion, explained that:

In essence what this motion is about is that in June the federal Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts sought to list the lowland native grasslands of Tasmania as critically endangered under the EPBC Act of 1999. The problem is that the listing of the grasslands would have the effect of restricting activities carried out by farmers and other landholders where they would still be allowed access to grazing. Farmers and the Tasmanian government, a state Labor government, are concerned that there was no or inadequate consultation on the decision.

Votes Not passed by a small majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Australian Labor Party (86% turnout) 0 Yes 70 No
Dick Adams Lyons No
James Bidgood Dawson No
Sharon Bird Cunningham No
Chris Bowen Prospect No
David Bradbury Lindsay No
Tony Burke Watson No
Mark Butler Port Adelaide No
Nick Champion Wakefield No
Darren Cheeseman Corangamite No
Jason Clare Blaxland No
Julie Collins Franklin No
Greg Combet Charlton No
Yvette D'Ath Petrie No
Michael Danby Melbourne Ports No
Bob Debus Macquarie No
Mark Dreyfus Isaacs No
Justine Elliot Richmond No
Kate Ellis Adelaide No
Craig Emerson Rankin No
Laurie Ferguson Reid No
Joel Fitzgibbon Hunter No
Peter Garrett Kingsford Smith No
Steve Georganas Hindmarsh No
Jennie George Throsby No
Steve Gibbons Bendigo No
Julia Gillard Lalor No
Gary Gray Brand No
Sharon Grierson Newcastle No
Alan Griffin Bruce No
Damian Hale Solomon No
Jill Hall Shortland No
Chris Hayes Werriwa No
Julia Irwin Fowler No
Sharryn Jackson Hasluck No
Mike Kelly Eden-Monaro No
Duncan Kerr Denison No
Catherine King Ballarat No
Kirsten Livermore Capricornia No
Jenny Macklin Jagajaga No
Richard Marles Corio No
Maxine McKew Bennelong No
Bob McMullan Fraser No
Daryl Melham Banks No
John Murphy Lowe No
Belinda Neal Robertson No
Shayne Neumann Blair No
Brendan O'Connor Gorton No
Julie Owens Parramatta No
Melissa Parke Fremantle No
Graham Perrett Moreton No
Tanya Plibersek Sydney No
Roger Price Chifley No
Brett Raguse Forde No
Kerry Rea Bonner No
Bernie Ripoll Oxley No
Nicola Roxon Gellibrand No
Janelle Saffin Page No
Bill Shorten Maribyrnong No
Sid Sidebottom Braddon No
Stephen Smith Perth No
Warren Snowdon Lingiari No
Jon Sullivan Longman No
Mike Symon Deakin No
Lindsay Tanner Melbourne No
Craig Thomson Dobell No
Kelvin Thomson Wills No
Chris Trevor Flynn No
Jim Turnour Leichhardt No
Maria Vamvakinou Calwell No
Tony Zappia Makin No
Anthony Albanese Grayndler Absent
Arch Bevis Brisbane Absent
Anthony Byrne Holt Absent
Jodie Campbell Bass Absent
Simon Crean Hotham Absent
Annette Ellis Canberra Absent
Martin Ferguson Batman Absent
Robert McClelland Barton Absent
Amanda Rishworth Kingston Absent
Kevin Rudd Griffith Absent
Wayne Swan Lilley Absent
Anna Burke Chisholm Deputy Speaker No
Tony Windsor New England Independent Yes
Robert Oakeshott Lyne Independent No
Bob Katter Kennedy Independent Absent
Liberal Party (83% turnout) 44 Yes 0 No
Tony Abbott Warringah Yes
Fran Bailey McEwen Yes
Bob Baldwin Paterson Yes
Bruce Billson Dunkley Yes
Bronwyn Bishop Mackellar Yes
Julie Bishop Curtin Yes
Jamie Briggs Mayo Yes
Russell Broadbent McMillan Yes
Steven Ciobo Moncrieff Yes
Peter Dutton Dickson Yes
Pat Farmer Macarthur Yes
Petro Georgiou Kooyong Yes
Barry Haase Kalgoorlie Yes
Alex Hawke Mitchell Yes
Greg Hunt Flinders Yes
Steve Irons Swan Yes
Dennis Jensen Tangney Yes
Michael Johnson Ryan Yes
Michael Keenan Stirling Yes
Andrew Laming Bowman Yes
Sussan Ley Farrer Yes
Peter Lindsay Herbert Yes
Ian Macfarlane Groom Yes
Nola Marino Forrest Yes
Louise Markus Greenway Yes
Margaret May McPherson Yes
Sophie Mirabella Indi Yes
Judi Moylan Pearce Yes
Chris Pearce Aston Yes
Christopher Pyne Sturt Yes
Rowan Ramsey Grey Yes
Don Randall Canning Yes
Philip Ruddock Berowra Yes
Alby Schultz Hume Yes
Patrick Secker Barker Yes
Luke Simpkins Cowan Yes
Peter Slipper Fisher Yes
Tony Smith Casey Yes
Alex Somlyay Fairfax Yes
Andrew Southcott Boothby Yes
Sharman Stone Murray Yes
Wilson Tuckey O'Connor Yes
Danna Vale Hughes Yes
Mal Washer Moore Yes
Kevin Andrews Menzies Absent
Joanna Gash Gilmore Absent
David Hawker Wannon Absent
Joe Hockey North Sydney Absent
Scott Morrison Cook Absent
Andrew Robb Goldstein Absent
Stuart Robert Fadden Absent
Malcolm Turnbull Wentworth Absent
Jason Wood La Trobe Absent
National Party (89% turnout) 8 Yes 0 No
Darren Chester Gippsland Yes
John Cobb Calare Yes
Mark Coulton Parkes Yes
John Forrest Mallee Yes
Luke Hartsuyker Cowper Yes
Kay Hull Riverina Yes
Bruce Scott Maranoa Yes
Warren Truss Wide Bay Yes
Paul Neville Hinkler Absent
Harry Jenkins Scullin Speaker Absent
Totals (84% turnout) 53 Yes – 72 No