The majority voted against an amendment introduced by Ryan MP Elizabeth Watson-Brown (Greens) to an original amendment introduced by Fairfax MP Ted O'Brien (Liberal), which means it failed.

Amendment text

That all words after “House” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

(1) notes that the Government has broken its commitment to create laws that protect nature;

(2) notes that these three bills will not protect wildlife, will not stop native forest logging and will not stop the continued expansion of coal and gas;

(3) calls on the Government to amend this legislation to:

(a) end native forest logging and the destruction of critical habitat;

(b) assess projects properly for their climate impacts to stop the expansion of further fossil fuels; and

(c) commit to a timeframe for an exposure draft of standalone cultural heritage legislation”.

Original amendment

That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

“the House:

(1) expresses its commitment to making changes to national environmental laws that are genuinely beneficial for both the environment and business;

(2) notes that these three bills do not meaningfully improve Australia’s environmental laws, and that they have particular shortcomings in each of the following forms :

(a) the expansion of the EPA’s proposed remit well beyond the compliance and data functions promised by the ALP in 2022;

(b) the excessive size, and lack of proportionality, of the new penalties;

(c) the requirement for more regular, earlier reviews of the operation of the EPA than is mandated in this bill;

(d) the need for clearer limits on the range of circumstances in which environment protection orders can be applied;

(e) the lack of accompanying information about the full regulatory and financial impacts of the bill, including on cost recovery; and

(3) calls on the Government to finally honour their long-flagged promise to introduce a full package of new National Environmental Standards and an overhauled EPBC Act”.

Votes Not passed by a large majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Australian Greens (75% turnout) 3 Yes 0 No
Adam Bandt Melbourne Yes
Max Chandler-Mather Griffith Yes
Elizabeth Watson-Brown Ryan Yes
Stephen Bates Brisbane Absent
Australian Labor Party (62% turnout) 0 Yes 48 No
Michelle Ananda-Rajah Higgins No
Jodie Belyea Dunkley No
Matt Burnell Spence No
Linda Burney Barton No
Alison Byrnes Cunningham No
Andrew Charlton Parramatta No
Lisa Chesters Bendigo No
Sharon Claydon Newcastle No
Libby Coker Corangamite 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
Patrick Gorman Perth No
Luke Gosling Solomon No
Julian Hill Bruce No
Matt Keogh Burt No
Peter Khalil Wills No
Madeleine King Brand No
Tania Lawrence Hasluck No
Jerome Laxale Bennelong No
Andrew Leigh Fenner No
Sam Lim Tangney No
Zaneta Mascarenhas Swan No
Emma McBride Dobell No
Louise Miller-Frost Boothby No
Daniel Mulino Fraser No
Shayne Neumann Blair 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
Tracey Roberts Pearce 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
Susan Templeman Macquarie No
Kate Thwaites Jagajaga 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
Tony Burke Watson Absent
Josh Burns Macnamara Absent
Mark Butler Hindmarsh Absent
Jim Chalmers Rankin Absent
Jason Clare Blaxland Absent
Julie Collins Franklin Absent
Pat Conroy Shortland Absent
Steve Georganas Adelaide Absent
Andrew Giles Scullin Absent
Ed Husic Chifley Absent
Stephen Jones Whitlam Absent
Ged Kearney Cooper Absent
Catherine King Ballarat Absent
Richard Marles Corio Absent
Kristy McBain Eden-Monaro Absent
Brian Mitchell Lyons Absent
Rob Mitchell McEwen Absent
Brendan O'Connor Gorton Absent
Clare O'Neil Hotham Absent
Alicia Payne Canberra Absent
Amanda Rishworth Kingston Absent
Michelle Rowland Greenway Absent
Meryl Swanson Paterson Absent
Matt Thistlethwaite Kingsford Smith Absent
Maria Vamvakinou Calwell Absent
Anika Wells Lilley Absent
Rebekha Sharkie Mayo Centre Alliance No
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
Kylea Tink North Sydney Independent Yes
Andrew Wilkie Clark Independent Yes
Dai Le Fowler Independent No
Russell Broadbent Monash Independent Absent
Kate Chaney Curtin Independent Absent
Andrew Gee Calare Independent Absent
Allegra Spender Wentworth Independent Absent
Zali Steggall Warringah Independent Absent
Bob Katter Kennedy Katter's Australian Party No
Liberal National Party (78% turnout) 0 Yes 7 No
Colin Boyce Flynn No
Cameron Caldwell Fadden No
Garth Hamilton Groom No
Henry Pike Bowman No
Phillip Thompson Herbert No
Andrew Wallace Fisher No
Andrew Willcox Dawson No
Angie Bell Moncrieff Absent
Terry Young Longman Absent
Liberal Party (82% turnout) 0 Yes 27 No
Karen Andrews McPherson No
Bridget Archer Bass No
Scott Buchholz Wright No
David Coleman Banks No
Warren Entsch Leichhardt No
Paul Fletcher Bradfield No
Ian Goodenough Moore No
Andrew Hastie Canning No
Luke Howarth Petrie No
Simon Kennedy Cook No
Julian Leeser Berowra No
Nola Marino Forrest No
Melissa McIntosh Lindsay 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
James Stevens Sturt No
Angus Taylor Hume No
Dan Tehan Wannon No
Bert Van Manen Forde No
Ross Vasta Bonner No
Aaron Violi Casey No
Jenny Ware Hughes No
Keith Wolahan Menzies No
Peter Dutton Dickson Absent
Alex Hawke Mitchell Absent
Sussan Ley Farrer Absent
Michael Sukkar Deakin Absent
Rick Wilson O'Connor Absent
Jason Wood La Trobe Absent
National Party (67% turnout) 0 Yes 8 No
Sam Birrell Nicholls No
Pat Conaghan Cowper No
Kevin Hogan Page No
David Littleproud Maranoa No
Michael McCormack Riverina No
Llew O'Brien Wide Bay No
Keith Pitt Hinkler No
Anne Webster Mallee No
Darren Chester Gippsland Absent
David Gillespie Lyne Absent
Barnaby Joyce New England Absent
Michelle Landry Capricornia Absent
Milton Dick Oxley Speaker Absent
Totals (68% turnout) 9 Yes – 93 No