The majority voted against an amendment introduced by Bradfield MP Paul Fletcher (Liberal), which means it failed.

What did this amendment do?

Mr Fletcher explained that:

This amendment is straightforward and uncontroversial. It's designed to do two specific things. The first is to ensure there is a review of the subdivision. To explain this to members, the effect of this provision is that the parliament and the people of Australia will have the opportunity to revisit these new offences to see if they remain appropriate after two years. The opposition submits that this is a reasonable period of time. The second thing that this amendment does is seek to ensure that the clauses in the bill do not infringe any implied constitutional doctrine of the implied freedom of political communication. This is a straightforward measure that is intended to preserve validity.

Amendment text

(1) Schedule 1, item 5, page 3 (after line 22), after paragraph 80.2E(c), insert:

(ca) the Nazi salute;

(2) Schedule 1, item 5, page 3 (line 24), omit "(b) or (c)", substitute "(b), (c) or (ca)".

(3) Schedule 1, item 5, page 4 (after line 4), at the end of subsection 80.2F(1), add:

Example: If the Nazi salute is performed or otherwise displayed in a public place and is capable of being seen by a member of the public in that place, then the Nazi salute is displayed in a public place under this subsection.

(4) Schedule 1, item 5, page 6 (line 3), omit "Note", substitute "Note 1".

(5) Schedule 1, item 5, page 6 (after line 3), after note 1, insert:

Note 2: This section is not intended to apply to the exclusion of a law of a State or Territory to the extent that the law is capable of operating concurrently with this section (see section 80.6).

(6) Schedule 1, item 5, page 9 (after line 9), after subparagraph 80.2H(10)(g)(ii), insert:

(iia) the Nazi salute; or

(7) Schedule 1, item 5, page 9 (line 11), omit "(i) or (ii)", substitute "(i), (ii) or (iia)".

(8) Schedule 1, item 5, page 17 (after line 21), at the end of Subdivision CA, add:

80.2N Review of this Subdivision

(1) The Minister must cause a review of the operation of this Subdivision to be undertaken as soon as possible after the end of 2 years after the commencement of this section.

(2) The person undertaking the review must give the Minister a written report of the review.

(3) The Minister must cause a copy of the report of the review to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the report is given to the Minister.

80.2P Implied freedom of political communication

This Subdivision does not apply in relation to a prohibited symbol that is the Nazi salute to the extent (if any) that this Subdivision would infringe any constitutional doctrine of implied freedom of political communication.

Votes Not passed by a small majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Australian Greens (75% turnout) 0 Yes 3 No
Adam Bandt Melbourne No
Stephen Bates Brisbane No
Elizabeth Watson-Brown Ryan No
Max Chandler-Mather Griffith Absent
Australian Labor Party (95% turnout) 0 Yes 73 No
Anthony Albanese Grayndler No
Anne Aly Cowan No
Michelle Ananda-Rajah Higgins No
Chris Bowen McMahon 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
Jim Chalmers Rankin No
Andrew Charlton Parramatta No
Lisa Chesters Bendigo No
Jason Clare Blaxland No
Sharon Claydon Newcastle No
Libby Coker Corangamite No
Julie Collins Franklin 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
Andrew Giles Scullin No
Patrick Gorman Perth No
Luke Gosling Solomon No
Julian Hill Bruce No
Ed Husic Chifley No
Stephen Jones Whitlam No
Ged Kearney Cooper No
Matt Keogh Burt No
Peter Khalil Wills No
Catherine King Ballarat No
Madeleine King Brand No
Tania Lawrence Hasluck No
Jerome Laxale Bennelong No
Andrew Leigh Fenner No
Sam Lim Tangney No
Richard Marles Corio No
Zaneta Mascarenhas Swan No
Kristy McBain Eden-Monaro No
Emma McBride Dobell No
Louise Miller-Frost Boothby No
Brian Mitchell Lyons No
Rob Mitchell McEwen No
Daniel Mulino Fraser No
Shayne Neumann Blair No
Brendan O'Connor Gorton No
Clare O'Neil Hotham No
Alicia Payne Canberra No
Graham Perrett Moreton No
Fiona Phillips Gilmore No
Tanya Plibersek Sydney No
Sam Rae Hawke No
Gordon Reid Robertson No
Dan Repacholi Hunter No
Amanda Rishworth Kingston No
Tracey Roberts Pearce No
Michelle Rowland Greenway No
Joanne Ryan Lalor No
Marion Scrymgour Lingiari No
Bill Shorten Maribyrnong No
Sally Sitou Reid No
David Smith Bean No
Anne Stanley Werriwa No
Meryl Swanson Paterson No
Matt Thistlethwaite Kingsford Smith No
Kate Thwaites Jagajaga No
Tim Watts Gellibrand No
Anika Wells Lilley No
Josh Wilson Fremantle No
Tony Zappia Makin No
Steve Georganas Adelaide Absent
Peta Murphy Dunkley Absent
Susan Templeman Macquarie Absent
Maria Vamvakinou Calwell Absent
Rebekha Sharkie Mayo Centre Alliance Yes
Mark Coulton Parkes Deputy Speaker Yes
Russell Broadbent Monash Independent Yes
Kate Chaney Curtin Independent Yes
Zoe Daniel Goldstein Independent Yes
Andrew Gee Calare Independent Yes
Helen Haines Indi Independent Yes
Dai Le Fowler Independent Yes
Monique Ryan Kooyong 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
Bob Katter Kennedy Katter's Australian Party Absent
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 9 Yes 0 No
Angie Bell Moncrieff Yes
Colin Boyce Flynn Yes
Cameron Caldwell Fadden Yes
Garth Hamilton Groom Yes
Henry Pike Bowman Yes
Phillip Thompson Herbert Yes
Andrew Wallace Fisher Yes
Andrew Willcox Dawson Yes
Terry Young Longman Yes
Liberal Party (85% turnout) 28 Yes 0 No
Karen Andrews McPherson Yes
Bridget Archer Bass Yes
Scott Buchholz Wright Yes
Peter Dutton Dickson Yes
Warren Entsch Leichhardt Yes
Paul Fletcher Bradfield Yes
Andrew Hastie Canning Yes
Alex Hawke Mitchell Yes
Luke Howarth Petrie Yes
Julian Leeser Berowra Yes
Sussan Ley Farrer Yes
Nola Marino Forrest Yes
Melissa McIntosh Lindsay Yes
Zoe McKenzie Flinders Yes
Scott Morrison Cook Yes
Ted O'Brien Fairfax Yes
Tony Pasin Barker Yes
Gavin Pearce Braddon Yes
Rowan Ramsey Grey Yes
James Stevens Sturt Yes
Michael Sukkar Deakin Yes
Angus Taylor Hume Yes
Dan Tehan Wannon Yes
Ross Vasta Bonner Yes
Aaron Violi Casey Yes
Jenny Ware Hughes Yes
Rick Wilson O'Connor Yes
Keith Wolahan Menzies Yes
David Coleman Banks Absent
Ian Goodenough Moore Absent
Melissa Price Durack Absent
Bert Van Manen Forde Absent
Jason Wood La Trobe Absent
National Party (83% turnout) 10 Yes 0 No
Sam Birrell Nicholls Yes
Darren Chester Gippsland Yes
Pat Conaghan Cowper Yes
Kevin Hogan Page Yes
Michelle Landry Capricornia Yes
David Littleproud Maranoa Yes
Michael McCormack Riverina Yes
Llew O'Brien Wide Bay Yes
Keith Pitt Hinkler Yes
Anne Webster Mallee Yes
David Gillespie Lyne Absent
Barnaby Joyce New England Absent
Milton Dick Oxley Speaker Absent
Totals (91% turnout) 61 Yes – 76 No