The majority voted against a motion introduced by Queensland Senator Larissa Waters (Greens), which means it failed.

Motion text

That paragraph (a) of the temporary order agreed to on 18 June 2020 relating to the consideration of formal motions be varied to provide that:

(a) minor party and independent senators are entitled to six motions per day;

(b) senators can make (or have made on their behalf) more than one request for formality in any sitting week;

(c) orders for the production of documents are excluded from the restrictions under the temporary order; and

(d) motions not determined on the day that they are listed for consideration will be re-listed on the next sitting day.

For information, the amended order would read as follows:

(a) at the end of standing order 66, add:

(5) The following additional requirements apply to the consideration of general business notices of motion as formal motions:

(a) no more than 14 motions may be dealt with as formal motions on any sitting day, comprising no more than four proposed by government senators, four proposed by opposition senators, and six proposed by minor party and independent senators;

(b) the motions to be considered shall be notified to the President;

(c) the allocation of motions to be taken as formal amongst minor party and independent senators each day shall be determined by the President and, across the course of a sitting week, be nearly as practicable proportional to the numbers of those minor party and independent senators in the Senate; and

(d) motions not determined on the day they are listed for consideration shall be re-listed for consideration the next day of sitting (in addition to the motions allocated for that day).

(6) The restrictions in paragraph (5) do not apply in respect of motions for the consideration of legislation (including the introduction of bills), orders for the production of documents or the conduct of Senate or committee business (including the appointment of a select committee).

Votes Not passed by a modest majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Australian Greens (89% turnout) 8 Yes 0 No
Mehreen Faruqi NSW Yes
Sarah Hanson-Young SA Yes
Nick McKim Tasmania Yes
Janet Rice Victoria Yes
Rachel Siewert WA Yes
Lidia Thorpe Victoria Yes
Larissa Waters Queensland Yes
Peter Whish-Wilson Tasmania Yes
Jordon Steele-John WA Absent
Australian Labor Party (32% turnout) 0 Yes 8 No
Tim Ayres NSW No
Kim Carr Victoria No
Raff Ciccone Victoria No
Patrick Dodson WA No
Don Farrell SA No
Katy Gallagher ACT No
Anne Urquhart Tasmania No
Jess Walsh Victoria No
Catryna Bilyk Tasmania Absent
Carol Brown Tasmania Absent
Anthony Chisholm Queensland Absent
Alex Gallacher SA Absent
Nita Green Queensland Absent
Kristina Keneally NSW Absent
Kimberley Kitching Victoria Absent
Jenny McAllister NSW Absent
Malarndirri McCarthy NT Absent
Deborah O'Neill NSW Absent
Helen Polley Tasmania Absent
Louise Pratt WA Absent
Tony Sheldon NSW Absent
Marielle Smith SA Absent
Glenn Sterle WA Absent
Murray Watt Queensland Absent
Penny Wong SA Absent
Stirling Griff SA Centre Alliance Yes
Sam McMahon NT Country Liberal Party No
Sue Lines WA Deputy President Absent
Rex Patrick SA Independent Yes
Jacqui Lambie Tasmania Jacqui Lambie Network Yes
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 0 Yes 2 No
Matthew Canavan Queensland No
James McGrath Queensland No
Liberal Party (79% turnout) 0 Yes 22 No
Eric Abetz Tasmania No
Alex Antic SA No
Wendy Askew Tasmania No
Claire Chandler Tasmania No
Richard Colbeck Tasmania No
David Fawcett SA No
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells NSW No
Sarah Henderson Victoria No
Hollie Hughes NSW No
Jane Hume Victoria No
Andrew McLachlan SA No
Jim Molan NSW No
Matt O'Sullivan WA No
James Paterson Victoria No
Marise Payne NSW No
Gerard Rennick Queensland No
Anne Ruston SA No
Paul Scarr Queensland No
Zed Seselja ACT No
Dean Smith WA No
Amanda Stoker Queensland No
David Van Victoria No
Simon Birmingham SA Absent
Andrew Bragg NSW Absent
Slade Brockman WA Absent
Michaelia Cash WA Absent
Jonathon Duniam Tasmania Absent
Linda Reynolds WA Absent
National Party (100% turnout) 0 Yes 3 No
Perin Davey NSW No
Susan McDonald Queensland No
Bridget McKenzie Victoria No
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (100% turnout) 0 Yes 2 No
Pauline Hanson Queensland No
Malcolm Roberts Queensland No
Scott Ryan Victoria President No
Totals (67% turnout) 11 Yes – 39 No