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

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the Australian Labor Party's proposed reforms to cash refunds for excess dividend imputation credits have been welcomed by groups as diverse as Industry Super Australia, private funds managers, the ACTU and former Liberal leader Professor John Hewson,

(ii) the reforms have been welcomed by the Australian Greens Finance spokesperson, Senator Hanson-Young, who stated that "I think actually Labor has done some good work here...the reality is this is just one area within the tax system that needs cleaning up if we're to have more justice and fairness in the system",

(iii) the Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Di Natale, contradicted Senator Hanson-Young, stating "the Greens do have concerns" with Labor's proposed reforms, and committed to "use our numbers in the Senate to fix it", and

(iv) in an article, Greens in 11th-hour bid for conservative vote in Batman, Senator Di Natale is quoted as saying "Those people who might be inclined to vote for one of the conservative parties here [or] might be inclined to stay at home, well here's your chance to say what you think about Bill Shorten's attack on so many people in this community"; and

(b) calls on all parties, especially those who say they are committed to progressive taxation, to support Labor's proposed reforms to cash refunds for excess dividend imputation credits.

Votes Not passed by a small majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Cory Bernardi SA Australian Conservatives Absent
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 9 Yes 0 No
Andrew Bartlett Queensland Yes
Richard Di Natale Victoria Yes
Sarah Hanson-Young SA Yes
Nick McKim Tasmania Yes
Lee Rhiannon NSW Yes
Janet Rice Victoria Yes
Rachel Siewert WA Yes
Jordon Steele-John WA Yes
Peter Whish-Wilson Tasmania Yes
Australian Labor Party (80% turnout) 20 Yes 0 No
Carol Brown Tasmania Yes
Doug Cameron NSW Yes
Kim Carr Victoria Yes
Anthony Chisholm Queensland Yes
Jacinta Collins Victoria Yes
Patrick Dodson WA Yes
Don Farrell SA Yes
Alex Gallacher SA Yes
Chris Ketter Queensland Yes
Kimberley Kitching Victoria Yes
Gavin Marshall Victoria Yes
Malarndirri McCarthy NT Yes
Claire Moore Queensland Yes
Helen Polley Tasmania Yes
Louise Pratt WA Yes
Lisa Singh Tasmania Yes
Glenn Sterle WA Yes
Anne Urquhart Tasmania Yes
Murray Watt Queensland Yes
Penny Wong SA Yes
Catryna Bilyk Tasmania Absent
Katy Gallagher ACT Absent
Kristina Keneally NSW Absent
Jenny McAllister NSW Absent
Deborah O'Neill NSW Absent
Nigel Scullion NT Country Liberal Party No
Derryn Hinch Victoria Derryn Hinch's Justice Party No
Sue Lines WA Deputy President Absent
Fraser Anning Queensland Independent No
Lucy Gichuhi SA Independent No
Steve Martin Tasmania Independent Absent
Tim Storer SA Independent Absent
David Leyonhjelm NSW Liberal Democratic Party No
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 0 Yes 2 No
Matthew Canavan Queensland No
James McGrath Queensland No
Liberal Party (77% turnout) 0 Yes 17 No
Eric Abetz Tasmania No
Simon Birmingham SA No
Slade Brockman WA No
David Bushby Tasmania No
Richard Colbeck Tasmania No
Jonathon Duniam Tasmania No
David Fawcett SA No
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells NSW No
Mitch Fifield Victoria No
Jane Hume Victoria No
Ian Macdonald Queensland No
Jim Molan NSW No
James Paterson Victoria No
Marise Payne NSW No
Linda Reynolds WA No
Anne Ruston SA No
Zed Seselja ACT No
Michaelia Cash WA Absent
Mathias Cormann WA Absent
Arthur Sinodinos NSW Absent
Dean Smith WA Absent
Amanda Stoker Queensland Absent
National Party (67% turnout) 0 Yes 2 No
Barry O'Sullivan Queensland No
John Williams NSW No
Bridget McKenzie Victoria 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) 0 Yes 3 No
Brian Burston NSW No
Peter Georgiou WA No
Pauline Hanson Queensland No
Scott Ryan Victoria President No
Totals (80% turnout) 29 Yes – 32 No