The majority voted against a motion to suspend the usual procedural rules of parliament - known as standing orders - in order to let another vote take place (see the motion wording below). It was introduced by Clark MP Andrew Wilkie (Independent).

There was one rebel voter, with Bass MP Bridget Archer voting "Yes" against the rest of her party.

Motion text

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Clark from moving the following motion:

That the House:

(1) notes that:

(a) Mr David McBride, a former military lawyer, is facing five charges relating to the disclosure of information that is undeniably in the public interest, including credible evidence of war crimes committed by Australian Defence Force personnel in Afghanistan;

(b) Mr McBride faces court on 13 November 2023, and will be the first person on trial in relation to alleged war crimes committed in Afghanistan and he faces the very real prospect of spending years in prison, simply for telling the truth, because of this Australian Government prosecution; and

(c) Mr Richard Boyle, a former Australian Tax Office official, is also facing the prospect of life in prison within the year, for revealing information about serious improper conduct within the Australian Taxation Office, which was also undoubtedly in the public interest; and

(2) calls on the Government to immediately intervene pursuant to the Judiciary Act 1903 and discontinue the politically-motivated prosecutions of Mr McBride and Mr Boyle.

Votes Not passed by a large majority

There was 1 rebellion in this division.

Party Votes
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 4 Yes 0 No
Adam Bandt Melbourne Yes
Stephen Bates Brisbane Yes
Max Chandler-Mather Griffith Yes
Elizabeth Watson-Brown Ryan Yes
Australian Labor Party (69% turnout) 0 Yes 53 No
Michelle Ananda-Rajah Higgins No
Tony Burke Watson No
Matt Burnell Spence No
Linda Burney Barton No
Josh Burns Macnamara No
Mark Butler Hindmarsh No
Alison Byrnes Cunningham No
Andrew Charlton Parramatta No
Lisa Chesters Bendigo No
Sharon Claydon Newcastle No
Libby Coker Corangamite No
Pat Conroy Shortland No
Mary Doyle Aston No
Mark Dreyfus Isaacs No
Justine Elliot Richmond No
Cassandra Fernando Holt No
Mike Freelander Macarthur No
Carina Garland Chisholm No
Steve Georganas Adelaide No
Andrew Giles Scullin No
Patrick Gorman Perth No
Luke Gosling Solomon No
Julian Hill Bruce No
Stephen Jones Whitlam No
Matt Keogh Burt No
Peter Khalil Wills No
Catherine King Ballarat No
Tania Lawrence Hasluck No
Jerome Laxale Bennelong No
Andrew Leigh Fenner No
Sam Lim Tangney No
Zaneta Mascarenhas Swan No
Kristy McBain Eden-Monaro No
Emma McBride Dobell No
Rob Mitchell McEwen No
Daniel Mulino Fraser No
Shayne Neumann Blair No
Fiona Phillips Gilmore No
Sam Rae Hawke No
Gordon Reid Robertson No
Dan Repacholi Hunter No
Tracey Roberts Pearce No
Joanne Ryan Lalor No
Marion Scrymgour Lingiari No
Sally Sitou Reid No
David Smith Bean No
Anne Stanley Werriwa No
Susan Templeman Macquarie No
Kate Thwaites Jagajaga No
Maria Vamvakinou Calwell No
Tim Watts Gellibrand No
Josh Wilson Fremantle No
Tony Zappia Makin No
Anthony Albanese Grayndler Absent
Anne Aly Cowan Absent
Chris Bowen McMahon Absent
Jim Chalmers Rankin Absent
Jason Clare Blaxland Absent
Julie Collins Franklin Absent
Ed Husic Chifley Absent
Ged Kearney Cooper Absent
Madeleine King Brand Absent
Richard Marles Corio Absent
Louise Miller-Frost Boothby Absent
Brian Mitchell Lyons Absent
Peta Murphy Dunkley Absent
Brendan O'Connor Gorton Absent
Clare O'Neil Hotham Absent
Alicia Payne Canberra Absent
Graham Perrett Moreton Absent
Tanya Plibersek Sydney Absent
Amanda Rishworth Kingston Absent
Michelle Rowland Greenway Absent
Bill Shorten Maribyrnong Absent
Meryl Swanson Paterson Absent
Matt Thistlethwaite Kingsford Smith Absent
Anika Wells Lilley Absent
Rebekha Sharkie Mayo Centre Alliance Yes
Mark Coulton Parkes Deputy Speaker No
Kate Chaney Curtin Independent Yes
Zoe Daniel Goldstein Independent Yes
Helen Haines Indi Independent Yes
Dai Le Fowler Independent Yes
Sophie Scamps Mackellar Independent Yes
Allegra Spender Wentworth Independent Yes
Zali Steggall Warringah Independent Yes
Kylea Tink North Sydney Independent Yes
Andrew Wilkie Clark Independent Yes
Andrew Gee Calare Independent Absent
Monique Ryan Kooyong Independent Absent
Bob Katter Kennedy Katter's Australian Party No
Liberal National Party (56% turnout) 0 Yes 5 No
Angie Bell Moncrieff No
Cameron Caldwell Fadden No
Henry Pike Bowman No
Andrew Wallace Fisher No
Terry Young Longman No
Colin Boyce Flynn Absent
Garth Hamilton Groom Absent
Phillip Thompson Herbert Absent
Andrew Willcox Dawson Absent
Liberal Party (53% turnout) 1 Yes 17 No
Bridget Archer Bass Yes
Karen Andrews McPherson No
Paul Fletcher Bradfield No
Ian Goodenough Moore No
Andrew Hastie Canning No
Luke Howarth Petrie No
Julian Leeser Berowra No
Zoe McKenzie Flinders No
Ted O'Brien Fairfax No
Tony Pasin Barker No
Melissa Price Durack No
Rowan Ramsey Grey No
James Stevens Sturt No
Angus Taylor Hume No
Bert Van Manen Forde No
Aaron Violi Casey No
Jenny Ware Hughes No
Keith Wolahan Menzies No
Russell Broadbent Monash Absent
Scott Buchholz Wright Absent
David Coleman Banks Absent
Peter Dutton Dickson Absent
Warren Entsch Leichhardt Absent
Alex Hawke Mitchell Absent
Sussan Ley Farrer Absent
Nola Marino Forrest Absent
Melissa McIntosh Lindsay Absent
Scott Morrison Cook Absent
Gavin Pearce Braddon Absent
Michael Sukkar Deakin Absent
Dan Tehan Wannon Absent
Ross Vasta Bonner Absent
Rick Wilson O'Connor Absent
Jason Wood La Trobe Absent
National Party (50% turnout) 0 Yes 6 No
Sam Birrell Nicholls No
David Gillespie Lyne No
Michelle Landry Capricornia No
David Littleproud Maranoa No
Llew O'Brien Wide Bay No
Keith Pitt Hinkler No
Darren Chester Gippsland Absent
Pat Conaghan Cowper Absent
Kevin Hogan Page Absent
Barnaby Joyce New England Absent
Michael McCormack Riverina Absent
Anne Webster Mallee Absent
Milton Dick Oxley Speaker Absent
Totals (65% turnout) 15 Yes – 83 No