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The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by Victorian Senator David Van (Liberal), which means it was successful. Motions like these don't make any legal changes on their own but are politically influential because they represent the will fo the Senate.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) congratulates the people of Victoria for their achievement in overcoming the second wave;

(b) commends the people of Victoria for the sacrifices they have made in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic;

(c) notes the people of Victoria have succeeded in stopping the spread of COVID-19 despite the hardship it has entailed;

(d) further notes that:

(i) the lockdowns have caused immeasurable damage to the lives and livelihoods of Victorians,

(ii) closed borders and lockdowns are not a demonstration or evidence of success, rather they are evidence of outbreaks that have got out of control, and

(iii) the Victorian public have succeeded despite the mismanagement of hotel quarantine and contract tracing by the Victorian Government;

(e) mourns the 800 Victorian lives lost throughout the second outbreak and sends its sympathies to their families;

(f) recognises that the Federal Government has stood by Victorians every single day of the lockdown that became necessary as a result of the outbreak that got out of control; and

(g) expresses its gratitude to the people of Victoria on behalf of a grateful nation.

Votes Passed by a small majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Australian Greens (89% turnout) 0 Yes 8 No
Mehreen Faruqi NSW No
Sarah Hanson-Young SA No
Nick McKim Tasmania No
Janet Rice Victoria No
Rachel Siewert WA No
Lidia Thorpe Victoria No
Larissa Waters Queensland No
Peter Whish-Wilson Tasmania No
Jordon Steele-John WA Absent
Australian Labor Party (76% turnout) 0 Yes 19 No
Tim Ayres NSW No
Carol Brown Tasmania No
Kim Carr Victoria No
Anthony Chisholm Queensland No
Raff Ciccone Victoria No
Patrick Dodson WA No
Don Farrell SA No
Katy Gallagher ACT No
Nita Green Queensland No
Jenny McAllister NSW No
Malarndirri McCarthy NT No
Deborah O'Neill NSW No
Helen Polley Tasmania No
Louise Pratt WA No
Tony Sheldon NSW No
Glenn Sterle WA No
Anne Urquhart Tasmania No
Jess Walsh Victoria No
Murray Watt Queensland No
Catryna Bilyk Tasmania Absent
Alex Gallacher SA Absent
Kristina Keneally NSW Absent
Kimberley Kitching Victoria Absent
Marielle Smith SA Absent
Penny Wong SA Absent
Stirling Griff SA Centre Alliance Absent
Sam McMahon NT Country Liberal Party Yes
Sue Lines WA Deputy President No
Rex Patrick SA Independent Absent
Jacqui Lambie Tasmania Jacqui Lambie Network Absent
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 2 Yes 0 No
Matthew Canavan Queensland Yes
James McGrath Queensland Yes
Liberal Party (76% turnout) 22 Yes 0 No
Alex Antic SA Yes
Wendy Askew Tasmania Yes
Andrew Bragg NSW Yes
Michaelia Cash WA Yes
Richard Colbeck Tasmania Yes
David Fawcett SA Yes
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells NSW Yes
Sarah Henderson Victoria Yes
Hollie Hughes NSW Yes
Jane Hume Victoria Yes
Andrew McLachlan SA Yes
Matt O'Sullivan WA Yes
James Paterson Victoria Yes
Marise Payne NSW Yes
Gerard Rennick Queensland Yes
Linda Reynolds WA Yes
Anne Ruston SA Yes
Paul Scarr Queensland Yes
Zed Seselja ACT Yes
Dean Smith WA Yes
Amanda Stoker Queensland Yes
David Van Victoria Yes
Eric Abetz Tasmania Absent
Simon Birmingham SA Absent
Slade Brockman WA Absent
Claire Chandler Tasmania Absent
Mathias Cormann WA Absent
Jonathon Duniam Tasmania Absent
Jim Molan NSW Absent
National Party (100% turnout) 3 Yes 0 No
Perin Davey NSW Yes
Susan McDonald Queensland Yes
Bridget McKenzie Victoria Yes
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (100% turnout) 2 Yes 0 No
Pauline Hanson Queensland Yes
Malcolm Roberts Queensland Yes
Scott Ryan Victoria President Yes
Totals (78% turnout) 31 Yes – 28 No