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The majority voted against this motion, which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the revival of a revolutionary song "Shoot the Boer" at political rallies in South Africa,

(ii) the statement of former South African President Zuma that "We are going to shoot them with machine guns ... shoot the Boer, we are going to hit them, they are going to run",

(iii) the statement of Mr Julius Malema, a high profile member of the South African Parliament and former leader of the African National Congress Youth League, that "We are not calling for the slaughter of white people, at least for now" and more recently "the time for reconciliation is over" and "go after the white man. If you cut a white man they feel terrible pain",

(iv) that the South African Parliament recently voted in support of a motion to accelerate the expropriation of white-owned and cultivated farm land without compensation to the owners,

(v) that white farmers are reported to be five times more likely to be murdered than the general population of South Africa,

(vi) that farm attacks are often characterised by extreme brutality which includes the physical dismemberment, torture and rape of victims, and also involves the killing of children and infants in horrendous ways that suggest hate is a motivating factor, and

(vii) that there are frequent claims that authorities are not treating these farm attacks with the urgency they deserve;

(b) calls on the Government to condemn:

(i) any calls for the killing, marginalisation, persecution, victimisation and targeting of any racial group in the Republic of South Africa by any of its officials or members of parliament, and

(ii) any law that expropriates land without just compensation;

(c) calls upon the Government of the Republic of South Africa to protect the people of all races equally and without bias; and

(d) investigate what Australia can do to assist the victims of racist violence in South Africa, including the possibility of offering to resettle victims in Australia or assisting their resettlement in another appropriate jurisdiction.

Votes Not passed by a large majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Cory Bernardi SA Australian Conservatives Absent
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 0 Yes 9 No
Andrew Bartlett Queensland No
Richard Di Natale Victoria No
Sarah Hanson-Young SA No
Nick McKim Tasmania No
Lee Rhiannon NSW No
Janet Rice Victoria No
Rachel Siewert WA No
Jordon Steele-John WA No
Peter Whish-Wilson Tasmania No
Australian Labor Party (60% turnout) 0 Yes 15 No
Carol Brown Tasmania No
Doug Cameron NSW No
Anthony Chisholm Queensland No
Jacinta Collins Victoria No
Don Farrell SA No
Alex Gallacher SA No
Chris Ketter Queensland No
Kimberley Kitching Victoria No
Gavin Marshall Victoria No
Malarndirri McCarthy NT No
Claire Moore Queensland No
Louise Pratt WA No
Glenn Sterle WA No
Anne Urquhart Tasmania No
Murray Watt Queensland No
Catryna Bilyk Tasmania Absent
Kim Carr Victoria Absent
Patrick Dodson WA Absent
Katy Gallagher ACT Absent
Kristina Keneally NSW Absent
Jenny McAllister NSW Absent
Deborah O'Neill NSW Absent
Helen Polley Tasmania Absent
Lisa Singh Tasmania Absent
Penny Wong SA Absent
Nigel Scullion NT Country Liberal Party No
Derryn Hinch Victoria Derryn Hinch's Justice Party Yes
Sue Lines WA Deputy President Absent
Fraser Anning Queensland Independent Yes
Lucy Gichuhi SA Independent No
Steve Martin Tasmania Independent Absent
Tim Storer SA Independent Absent
David Leyonhjelm NSW Liberal Democratic Party Yes
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 0 Yes 2 No
Matthew Canavan Queensland No
James McGrath Queensland No
Liberal Party (32% turnout) 0 Yes 7 No
Simon Birmingham SA No
Slade Brockman WA No
David Bushby Tasmania No
Richard Colbeck Tasmania No
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells NSW No
Linda Reynolds WA No
Dean Smith WA No
Eric Abetz Tasmania Absent
Michaelia Cash WA Absent
Mathias Cormann WA Absent
Jonathon Duniam Tasmania Absent
David Fawcett SA Absent
Mitch Fifield Victoria Absent
Jane Hume Victoria Absent
Ian Macdonald Queensland Absent
Jim Molan NSW Absent
James Paterson Victoria Absent
Marise Payne NSW Absent
Anne Ruston SA Absent
Zed Seselja ACT Absent
Arthur Sinodinos NSW Absent
Amanda Stoker Queensland Absent
National Party (0.0% turnout) Absent
Bridget McKenzie Victoria Absent
Barry O'Sullivan Queensland Absent
John Williams NSW Absent
Nick Xenophon Team (100% turnout) 0 Yes 2 No
Stirling Griff SA No
Rex Patrick SA No
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (100% turnout) 3 Yes 0 No
Brian Burston NSW Yes
Peter Georgiou WA Yes
Pauline Hanson Queensland Yes
Scott Ryan Victoria President Absent
Totals (57% turnout) 6 Yes – 37 No