The majority voted against an amendment introduced by Greens Senator Kerry Nettle, which means that it was rejected.

The amendment was: "(1) Clause 5, page 19 (lines 9 to 18), omit “:” and paragraphs (a) to (d) of the definition of financing of terrorism, substitute “an offence under Division 103 of the Criminal Code”."

Senator Nettle explained that this amendment "seeks to narrow the definition of ‘financing terrorism’ that is used in the legislation".(Read Senator Nettle's full explanation of her amendment and the related debate here, after 5:16 pm. )

Background to the bill

This bill was introduced with the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2006. Its aim is to address the issue of money laundering in Australia and the potential threat to national security posed by the financing of terrorism.(Find out more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum, here. More information is available in the bills digest (145 KB).)


Votes Not passed by a large majority

Nobody rebelled against their 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) 4 Yes 0 No
Bob Brown Tasmania Yes
Christine Milne Tasmania Yes
Kerry Nettle NSW Yes
Rachel Siewert WA Yes
Australian Labor Party (78% turnout) 0 Yes 21 No
Mark Bishop WA No
Carol Brown Tasmania No
Kim Carr Victoria No
Trish Crossin NT No
Chris Evans WA No
John Faulkner NSW No
Michael Forshaw NSW No
Linda Kirk SA No
Joe Ludwig Queensland No
Gavin Marshall Victoria No
Anne McEwen SA No
Claire Moore Queensland No
Kerry O'Brien Tasmania No
Helen Polley Tasmania No
Robert Ray Victoria No
Nick Sherry Tasmania No
Ursula Stephens NSW No
Glenn Sterle WA No
Ruth Webber WA No
Penny Wong SA No
Dana Wortley SA No
George Campbell NSW Absent
Stephen Conroy Victoria Absent
Annette Hurley SA Absent
Steve Hutchins NSW Absent
Kate Lundy ACT Absent
Jan McLucas Queensland Absent
Nigel Scullion NT Country Liberal Party Absent
John Hogg Queensland Deputy President No
Steve Fielding Victoria Family First Party No
Liberal Party (47% turnout) 0 Yes 15 No
Judith Adams WA No
George Brandis Queensland No
Grant Chapman SA No
Richard Colbeck Tasmania No
Alan Eggleston WA No
Chris Ellison WA No
Jeannie Ferris SA No
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells NSW No
Mitch Fifield Victoria No
David Johnston WA No
Ross Lightfoot WA No
Kay Patterson Victoria No
Marise Payne NSW No
Judith Troeth Victoria No
John Watson Tasmania No
Eric Abetz Tasmania Absent
Guy Barnett Tasmania Absent
Cory Bernardi SA Absent
Ian Campbell WA Absent
Helen Coonan NSW Absent
Alan Ferguson SA Absent
Bill Heffernan NSW Absent
Gary Humphries ACT Absent
Rod Kemp Victoria Absent
Ian Macdonald Queensland Absent
Brett Mason Queensland Absent
Nick Minchin SA Absent
Stephen Parry Tasmania Absent
Michael Ronaldson Victoria Absent
Santo Santoro Queensland Absent
Russell Trood Queensland Absent
Amanda Vanstone SA Absent
National Party (40% turnout) 0 Yes 2 No
Julian McGauran Victoria No
Fiona Nash NSW No
Ron Boswell Queensland Absent
Barnaby Joyce Queensland Absent
Sandy Macdonald NSW Absent
Paul Calvert Tasmania President No
Totals (64% turnout) 4 Yes – 45 No