The Senate voted against a motion (see the debate) by Christine Milne:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

  • (i) the announcement by the Prime Minister (Ms Gillard) of Australia's in principle agreement to the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement,
  • (ii) the Productivity Commission report noting the failure of free trade agreements to live up to the benefits claimed by successive governments,
  • (iii) the Government's failure to release for public scrutiny the draft text of the agreement under negotiation,
  • (iv) calls by 25 community groups ranging from pensioner groups to the Australian Council of Trade Unions to have the draft text released,
  • (v) the bids by American pharmaceutical companies to use the agreement to delay the release of generic drugs and to undermine the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme,
  • (vi) the failure of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry to identify significant benefits to Australian primary producers,
  • (vii) the reported failure of the agreement to include minimum standards for labour or environmental protection,
  • (viii) the concern about reported changed rules for local content in Australian film and television, and
  • (ix) the reported proposed changes to government procurement rules and reported inclusion of an investor state dispute process; and

(b) calls on the Government to immediately release the draft text of the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.

There were more motions to provide more parliamentary and public scrutiny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations:

Votes Not passed by a modest majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 9 Yes 0 No
Bob Brown Tasmania Yes
Richard Di Natale Victoria Yes
Sarah Hanson-Young SA Yes
Scott Ludlam WA Yes
Christine Milne Tasmania Yes
Lee Rhiannon NSW Yes
Rachel Siewert WA Yes
Larissa Waters Queensland Yes
Penny Wright SA Yes
Australian Labor Party (63% turnout) 0 Yes 19 No
Mark Bishop WA No
Carol Brown Tasmania No
Doug Cameron NSW No
Kim Carr Victoria No
Jacinta Collins Victoria No
Trish Crossin NT No
Don Farrell SA No
John Faulkner NSW No
Mark Furner Queensland No
Alex Gallacher SA No
Joe Ludwig Queensland No
Kate Lundy ACT No
Gavin Marshall Victoria No
Claire Moore Queensland No
Louise Pratt WA No
Ursula Stephens NSW No
Glenn Sterle WA No
Matt Thistlethwaite NSW No
Anne Urquhart Tasmania No
Mark Arbib NSW Absent
Catryna Bilyk Tasmania Absent
Stephen Conroy Victoria Absent
Chris Evans WA Absent
David Feeney Victoria Absent
Anne McEwen SA Absent
Jan McLucas Queensland Absent
Helen Polley Tasmania Absent
Nick Sherry Tasmania Absent
Lisa Singh Tasmania Absent
Penny Wong SA Absent
Nigel Scullion NT Country Liberal Party Absent
John Madigan Victoria Democratic Labor Party Yes
Stephen Parry Tasmania Deputy President Absent
Nick Xenophon SA Independent Yes
Liberal Party (48% turnout) 0 Yes 13 No
Judith Adams WA No
Christopher Back WA No
David Bushby Tasmania No
Michaelia Cash WA No
Richard Colbeck Tasmania No
Sean Edwards SA No
Alan Eggleston WA No
Mitch Fifield Victoria No
Mary Fisher SA No
Bill Heffernan NSW No
David Johnston WA No
Brett Mason Queensland No
Stephen Parry Tasmania No
Eric Abetz Tasmania Absent
Cory Bernardi SA Absent
Simon Birmingham SA Absent
Sue Boyce Queensland Absent
George Brandis Queensland Absent
Mathias Cormann WA Absent
David Fawcett SA Absent
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells NSW Absent
Gary Humphries ACT Absent
Helen Kroger Victoria Absent
Ian Macdonald Queensland Absent
Marise Payne NSW Absent
Michael Ronaldson Victoria Absent
Scott Ryan Victoria Absent
Arthur Sinodinos NSW Absent
National Party (60% turnout) 0 Yes 3 No
Ron Boswell Queensland No
Bridget McKenzie Victoria No
John Williams NSW No
Barnaby Joyce Queensland Absent
Fiona Nash NSW Absent
John Hogg Queensland President Absent
Totals (61% turnout) 11 Yes – 35 No