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The majority voted against a motion introduced by Tasmanian Senator Nick McKim (Greens), which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) national parks are public land held in trust on behalf of all Australians to protect their natural and cultural heritage values,

(ii) the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is managed by the Australian and Tasmanian governments on behalf of the world's people and protected for its incredible natural and cultural heritage values,

(iii) since 2014, the Tasmanian Government has run a secretive process to facilitate developments in national parks and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, overseen by the Coordinator-General,

(iv) there are around 30 developments that are now in the pipeline as a result of this opaque and corrupt process,

(v) this process has been developer driven and allowed for some completely inappropriate developments on public land, and

(vi) a potential development at Halls Island in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park and Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area has widespread community opposition because of the destruction of wilderness that will occur if it proceeds;

(b) condemns the privatisation of Tasmania's public spaces, including in national parks and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area; and

(c) calls on the Tasmanian Government to stop the sell-out of Tasmania's national parks and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

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 (40% turnout) 0 Yes 10 No
Carol Brown Tasmania No
Kim Carr Victoria No
Don Farrell SA No
Alex Gallacher SA No
Katy Gallagher ACT No
Kimberley Kitching Victoria No
Helen Polley Tasmania No
Glenn Sterle WA No
Anne Urquhart Tasmania No
Jess Walsh Victoria No
Tim Ayres NSW Absent
Catryna Bilyk Tasmania Absent
Anthony Chisholm Queensland Absent
Raff Ciccone Victoria Absent
Patrick Dodson WA Absent
Nita Green Queensland Absent
Kristina Keneally NSW 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
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 No
Rex Patrick SA Independent Absent
Jacqui Lambie Tasmania Jacqui Lambie Network No
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 0 Yes 2 No
Matthew Canavan Queensland No
James McGrath Queensland No
Liberal Party (76% turnout) 0 Yes 22 No
Eric Abetz Tasmania No
Alex Antic SA No
Wendy Askew Tasmania No
Andrew Bragg NSW No
Slade Brockman WA No
Claire Chandler Tasmania No
Jonathon Duniam Tasmania No
David Fawcett SA No
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells NSW 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
Gerard Rennick Queensland No
Anne Ruston SA No
Paul Scarr Queensland No
Ben Small WA No
Dean Smith WA No
Amanda Stoker Queensland No
David Van Victoria No
Simon Birmingham SA Absent
Michaelia Cash WA Absent
Richard Colbeck Tasmania Absent
Sarah Henderson Victoria Absent
Marise Payne NSW Absent
Linda Reynolds WA Absent
Zed Seselja ACT Absent
National Party (67% turnout) 0 Yes 2 No
Perin Davey NSW No
Bridget McKenzie Victoria No
Susan McDonald Queensland Absent
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (0.0% turnout) Absent
Pauline Hanson Queensland Absent
Malcolm Roberts Queensland Absent
Scott Ryan Victoria President Absent
Totals (63% turnout) 9 Yes – 39 No