The majority voted against a motion introduced by Victorian Senator Janet Rice (Greens), which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) Australia's native forests are under threat – more than 12.6 million hectares were burnt and over 3 billion animals killed during the 2019-20 summer – and logging has restarted in and near forests burnt in the fires,

(ii) campaigners around the country are protesting to protect Australia's native forests, including:

(A) in the Wentworth Hills in Tasmania's Central Highlands,

(B) in the Tarkine, protecting Australia's largest temperate rainforest,

(C) on the Errinundra Plateau in East Gippsland,

(D) in Olney Forest, New South Wales, and

(E) in Western Australia's South West forests,

(iii) legal challenges have shown that regional forest agreements (RFA) are unsustainable, with the win for the Friends of Leadbeater's Possum in Victoria, and the Bob Brown Foundation's legal case showing that RFAs do not have to protect threatened wildlife, and

(iv) the Samuel review noted that 'environmental considerations under the RFA Act are weaker than those imposed elsewhere...and do not align with the assessment of significant impacts on MNES required by the EPBC Act…', and that 'Commonwealth oversight of environmental protections under RFAs is insufficient…'; and

(b) calls on the Government to end native forest logging, and provide a just transition for forestry workers including in the plantation timber industry.

Votes Not passed by a modest majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 9 Yes 0 No
Mehreen Faruqi NSW Yes
Sarah Hanson-Young SA Yes
Nick McKim Tasmania Yes
Janet Rice Victoria Yes
Rachel Siewert WA Yes
Jordon Steele-John WA Yes
Lidia Thorpe Victoria Yes
Larissa Waters Queensland Yes
Peter Whish-Wilson Tasmania Yes
Australian Labor Party (20% turnout) 0 Yes 5 No
Alex Gallacher SA No
Katy Gallagher ACT No
Helen Polley Tasmania No
Glenn Sterle WA No
Anne Urquhart Tasmania No
Tim Ayres NSW Absent
Catryna Bilyk Tasmania Absent
Carol Brown Tasmania Absent
Kim Carr Victoria Absent
Anthony Chisholm Queensland Absent
Raff Ciccone Victoria Absent
Patrick Dodson WA Absent
Don Farrell 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
Louise Pratt WA Absent
Tony Sheldon NSW Absent
Marielle Smith SA Absent
Jess Walsh Victoria Absent
Murray Watt Queensland Absent
Penny Wong SA Absent
Stirling Griff SA Centre Alliance Absent
Sam McMahon NT Country Liberal Party No
Sue Lines WA Deputy President Absent
Rex Patrick SA Independent Yes
Jacqui Lambie Tasmania Jacqui Lambie Network No
Liberal National Party (50% turnout) 0 Yes 1 No
Matthew Canavan Queensland No
James McGrath Queensland Absent
Liberal Party (69% turnout) 0 Yes 20 No
Eric Abetz Tasmania No
Alex Antic SA No
Andrew Bragg NSW No
Slade Brockman WA No
Claire Chandler Tasmania No
Richard Colbeck Tasmania No
Jonathon Duniam Tasmania No
David Fawcett SA No
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells NSW No
Sarah Henderson Victoria No
Hollie Hughes NSW No
Andrew McLachlan SA No
Jim Molan NSW No
Matt O'Sullivan WA No
James Paterson Victoria No
Gerard Rennick Queensland No
Ben Small WA No
Dean Smith WA No
Amanda Stoker Queensland No
David Van Victoria No
Wendy Askew Tasmania Absent
Simon Birmingham SA Absent
Michaelia Cash WA Absent
Jane Hume Victoria Absent
Marise Payne NSW Absent
Linda Reynolds WA Absent
Anne Ruston SA Absent
Paul Scarr Queensland Absent
Zed Seselja ACT Absent
National Party (67% turnout) 0 Yes 2 No
Perin Davey NSW No
Susan McDonald Queensland No
Bridget McKenzie Victoria Absent
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (50% turnout) 0 Yes 1 No
Malcolm Roberts Queensland No
Pauline Hanson Queensland Absent
Scott Ryan Victoria President No
Totals (55% turnout) 10 Yes – 32 No