The majority voted against a motion to suspend the usual procedural rules, known as standing orders, in order to let another vote take pace. It was introduced by Clark MP Andrew Wilkie (Independent).

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) approximately 15,000 sheep and cattle onboard the MV Bahijah have endured inhumane conditions at sea for more than 30 days since being loaded in Fremantle for export to Jordan;

(b) the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has rejected an application to re-export the livestock for what would have been another month or more at sea;

(c) the Department is now waiting on the private exporter to decide how to proceed, resulting in uncertainty and the prolonged suffering of these animals; and

(d) the longer the animals remain on board the greater the risk of illness, disease and death; and

(2) calls on the Government to:

(a) intervene immediately to ensure the welfare of the livestock on the MV Bahijah by bringing the animals onshore and into quarantine;

(b) suspend all live animal exports through the Red Sea until the current conflict in the region is over and the risk to crew and animals subsides; and

(c) finally commit to a timeline for the phase out of live sheep exports and legislate an end date immediately.

Votes Not passed by a modest majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

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 (26% turnout) 0 Yes 20 No
Matt Burnell Spence No
Alison Byrnes Cunningham No
Lisa Chesters Bendigo No
Sharon Claydon Newcastle No
Pat Conroy Shortland No
Mark Dreyfus Isaacs No
Justine Elliot Richmond No
Cassandra Fernando Holt No
Julian Hill Bruce No
Stephen Jones Whitlam No
Kristy McBain Eden-Monaro No
Louise Miller-Frost Boothby No
Daniel Mulino Fraser No
Graham Perrett Moreton No
Sam Rae Hawke No
Dan Repacholi Hunter No
Joanne Ryan Lalor No
Sally Sitou Reid No
David Smith Bean No
Anne Stanley Werriwa No
Anthony Albanese Grayndler Absent
Anne Aly Cowan Absent
Michelle Ananda-Rajah Higgins Absent
Chris Bowen McMahon Absent
Tony Burke Watson Absent
Linda Burney Barton Absent
Josh Burns Macnamara Absent
Mark Butler Hindmarsh Absent
Jim Chalmers Rankin Absent
Andrew Charlton Parramatta Absent
Jason Clare Blaxland Absent
Libby Coker Corangamite Absent
Julie Collins Franklin Absent
Mary Doyle Aston Absent
Mike Freelander Macarthur Absent
Carina Garland Chisholm Absent
Steve Georganas Adelaide Absent
Andrew Giles Scullin Absent
Patrick Gorman Perth Absent
Luke Gosling Solomon Absent
Ed Husic Chifley Absent
Ged Kearney Cooper Absent
Matt Keogh Burt Absent
Peter Khalil Wills Absent
Catherine King Ballarat Absent
Madeleine King Brand Absent
Tania Lawrence Hasluck Absent
Jerome Laxale Bennelong Absent
Andrew Leigh Fenner Absent
Sam Lim Tangney Absent
Richard Marles Corio Absent
Zaneta Mascarenhas Swan Absent
Emma McBride Dobell Absent
Brian Mitchell Lyons Absent
Rob Mitchell McEwen Absent
Peta Murphy Dunkley Absent
Shayne Neumann Blair Absent
Brendan O'Connor Gorton Absent
Clare O'Neil Hotham Absent
Alicia Payne Canberra Absent
Fiona Phillips Gilmore Absent
Tanya Plibersek Sydney Absent
Gordon Reid Robertson Absent
Amanda Rishworth Kingston Absent
Tracey Roberts Pearce Absent
Michelle Rowland Greenway Absent
Marion Scrymgour Lingiari Absent
Bill Shorten Maribyrnong Absent
Meryl Swanson Paterson Absent
Susan Templeman Macquarie Absent
Matt Thistlethwaite Kingsford Smith Absent
Kate Thwaites Jagajaga Absent
Maria Vamvakinou Calwell Absent
Tim Watts Gellibrand Absent
Anika Wells Lilley Absent
Josh Wilson Fremantle Absent
Tony Zappia Makin Absent
Rebekha Sharkie Mayo Centre Alliance Yes
Mark Coulton Parkes Deputy Speaker Absent
Zoe Daniel Goldstein Independent Yes
Helen Haines Indi 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
Russell Broadbent Monash Independent Absent
Kate Chaney Curtin Independent Absent
Andrew Gee Calare Independent Absent
Dai Le Fowler Independent Absent
Bob Katter Kennedy Katter's Australian Party No
Liberal National Party (11% turnout) 0 Yes 1 No
Cameron Caldwell Fadden No
Angie Bell Moncrieff Absent
Colin Boyce Flynn Absent
Garth Hamilton Groom Absent
Henry Pike Bowman Absent
Phillip Thompson Herbert Absent
Andrew Wallace Fisher Absent
Andrew Willcox Dawson Absent
Terry Young Longman Absent
Liberal Party (33% turnout) 0 Yes 11 No
David Coleman Banks No
Paul Fletcher Bradfield No
Ian Goodenough Moore No
Nola Marino Forrest No
Zoe McKenzie Flinders No
Ted O'Brien Fairfax No
Tony Pasin Barker No
Gavin Pearce Braddon No
Melissa Price Durack No
Rowan Ramsey Grey No
Rick Wilson O'Connor No
Karen Andrews McPherson Absent
Bridget Archer Bass Absent
Scott Buchholz Wright Absent
Peter Dutton Dickson Absent
Warren Entsch Leichhardt Absent
Andrew Hastie Canning Absent
Alex Hawke Mitchell Absent
Luke Howarth Petrie Absent
Julian Leeser Berowra Absent
Sussan Ley Farrer Absent
Melissa McIntosh Lindsay Absent
Scott Morrison Cook Absent
James Stevens Sturt Absent
Michael Sukkar Deakin Absent
Angus Taylor Hume Absent
Dan Tehan Wannon Absent
Bert Van Manen Forde Absent
Ross Vasta Bonner Absent
Aaron Violi Casey Absent
Jenny Ware Hughes Absent
Keith Wolahan Menzies Absent
Jason Wood La Trobe Absent
National Party (25% turnout) 0 Yes 3 No
David Gillespie Lyne No
Barnaby Joyce New England No
Anne Webster Mallee No
Sam Birrell Nicholls Absent
Darren Chester Gippsland Absent
Pat Conaghan Cowper Absent
Kevin Hogan Page Absent
Michelle Landry Capricornia Absent
David Littleproud Maranoa Absent
Michael McCormack Riverina Absent
Llew O'Brien Wide Bay Absent
Keith Pitt Hinkler Absent
Milton Dick Oxley Speaker Absent
Totals (32% turnout) 13 Yes – 36 No