The majority voted in favour of a motion That schedule 4 stand as printed. This means that schedule 4 of the bill will remain unchanged.(Read schedule 4 as it existed at first reading here. More information is available in the bill's explanatory memorandum. For more general information about the bill, including its bills digest, see here. )

The motion was put in response to a motion put by Australian Democrats Senator Andrew Murray that schedule 4 be opposed.

One senator, National Senator Barnaby Joyce, rebelled and crossed the floor to vote 'no' with the Democrats and Greens.(Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our FAQ Section.)


Votes Passed by a modest majority

There was 1 rebellion in this division.

  • Barnaby Joyce voted No against the majority of the National Party.
Party Votes
Australian Democrats (100% turnout) 0 Yes 4 No
Lyn Allison Victoria No
Andrew Bartlett Queensland No
Andrew Murray WA No
Natasha Stott Despoja SA No
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 0 Yes 4 No
Bob Brown Tasmania No
Christine Milne Tasmania No
Kerry Nettle NSW No
Rachel Siewert WA No
Australian Labor Party (74% turnout) 20 Yes 0 No
Mark Bishop WA Yes
Carol Brown Tasmania Yes
Kim Carr Victoria Yes
Trish Crossin NT Yes
Annette Hurley SA Yes
Steve Hutchins NSW Yes
Linda Kirk SA Yes
Joe Ludwig Queensland Yes
Kate Lundy ACT Yes
Gavin Marshall Victoria Yes
Anne McEwen SA Yes
Jan McLucas Queensland Yes
Claire Moore Queensland Yes
Kerry O'Brien Tasmania Yes
Helen Polley Tasmania Yes
Nick Sherry Tasmania Yes
Ursula Stephens NSW Yes
Glenn Sterle WA Yes
Ruth Webber WA Yes
Dana Wortley SA Yes
George Campbell NSW Absent
Stephen Conroy Victoria Absent
Chris Evans WA Absent
John Faulkner NSW Absent
Michael Forshaw NSW Absent
Robert Ray Victoria Absent
Penny Wong SA Absent
Nigel Scullion NT Country Liberal Party Yes
John Hogg Queensland Deputy President Yes
Steve Fielding Victoria Family First Party No
Liberal Party (59% turnout) 19 Yes 0 No
Judith Adams WA Yes
Cory Bernardi SA Yes
George Brandis Queensland Yes
Grant Chapman SA Yes
Helen Coonan NSW Yes
Alan Eggleston WA Yes
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells NSW Yes
Mitch Fifield Victoria Yes
Gary Humphries ACT Yes
Rod Kemp Victoria Yes
Ross Lightfoot WA Yes
Nick Minchin SA Yes
Stephen Parry Tasmania Yes
Kay Patterson Victoria Yes
Marise Payne NSW Yes
Michael Ronaldson Victoria Yes
Judith Troeth Victoria Yes
Russell Trood Queensland Yes
John Watson Tasmania Yes
Eric Abetz Tasmania Absent
Guy Barnett Tasmania Absent
Ian Campbell WA Absent
Richard Colbeck Tasmania Absent
Chris Ellison WA Absent
Alan Ferguson SA Absent
Jeannie Ferris SA Absent
Bill Heffernan NSW Absent
David Johnston WA Absent
Ian Macdonald Queensland Absent
Brett Mason Queensland Absent
Santo Santoro Queensland Absent
Amanda Vanstone SA Absent
National Party (100% turnout) 4 Yes 1 No
Ron Boswell Queensland Yes
Sandy Macdonald NSW Yes
Julian McGauran Victoria Yes
Fiona Nash NSW Yes
Barnaby Joyce Queensland No
Paul Calvert Tasmania President Absent
Totals (72% turnout) 45 Yes – 10 No