The majority voted in favour of amendments introduced by Queensland Senator Malcolm Robert (One Nation), which means they passed. They related to small business employers.

Amendment text

(1) Schedule 1, item 2, page 4 (line 24), omit paragraph 15A(2)(b), substitute:

(b) whether the person will work as required according to the needs of the employer;

(2) Schedule 1, item 3, page 6 (before line 2), before section 66B, insert:

66AA Subdivision does not apply to small business employers

This Subdivision does not apply in relation to an employer that is a small business employer.

(3) Schedule 1, item 3, page 9 (line 27), before "the request", insert "if the employer is not a small business employer—".

(4) Schedule 1, item 3, page 9 (after line 28), at the end of subsection 66F(1), add:

Note: Nothing in this Subdivision prevents an employee from requesting to convert to full-time or part-time employment outside the provisions of this Division, or prevents an employer from granting such a request.

(5) Schedule 1, item 5, page 14 (after line 26), after paragraph 125A(2)(d), insert:

(da) casual conversion entitlements of casual employees employed by small business employers;

(6) Schedule 1, item 6, page 16 (line 14), omit "such a term", substitute "a term of the fair work instrument or contract of employment under which the loading amount is paid".

(7) Schedule 7, item 1, page 96 (line 2), after "employer", insert "(other than a small business employer)".

(8) Schedule 7, item 1, page 96 (line 17), after "employer", insert "(other than a small business employer)".

(9) Schedule 7, item 1, page 97 (after line 18), after clause 47, insert:

47A Casual employees of small business employers

(1) This clause applies in relation to an employee and a small business employer if any or all of the following apply:

(a) the employee was, immediately before commencement (and disregarding subclause 46(3)), a casual employee of the employer;

(b) the employee was, immediately before commencement (and disregarding subclause 46(3)), designated as a casual employee by the employer for the purposes of:

(i) any fair work instrument that applies to the employee; or

(ii) the employee's contract of employment;

(c) the employee is a casual employee of the employer within the meaning of section 15A of the amended Act because of an offer of an employment made before commencement.

(2) Division 4A, other than Subdivision B, of Part 2-2 of the amended Act applies in relation to the employee and employer to whom paragraph (1)(a) or (b) applies on and after commencement as if the employee were a casual employee of the employer within the meaning of section 15A of the amended Act.

(3) An employer referred to in subclause (1) must give an employee referred to in that subclause a Casual Employment Information Statement as soon as practicable after commencement.

Votes Passed by a small majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 0 Yes 9 No
Mehreen Faruqi NSW No
Sarah Hanson-Young SA No
Nick McKim Tasmania No
Janet Rice Victoria No
Rachel Siewert WA No
Jordon Steele-John WA No
Lidia Thorpe Victoria No
Larissa Waters Queensland No
Peter Whish-Wilson Tasmania No
Australian Labor Party (84% turnout) 0 Yes 21 No
Tim Ayres NSW No
Carol Brown Tasmania No
Anthony Chisholm Queensland No
Raff Ciccone Victoria No
Patrick Dodson WA No
Don Farrell SA No
Alex Gallacher SA No
Katy Gallagher ACT No
Nita Green Queensland No
Kristina Keneally NSW No
Kimberley Kitching Victoria No
Jenny McAllister NSW No
Malarndirri McCarthy NT No
Deborah O'Neill NSW 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
Penny Wong SA No
Catryna Bilyk Tasmania Absent
Kim Carr Victoria Absent
Helen Polley Tasmania Absent
Marielle Smith SA Absent
Stirling Griff SA Centre Alliance Yes
Sam McMahon NT Country Liberal Party Yes
Sue Lines WA Deputy President No
Rex Patrick SA Independent No
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 (86% turnout) 25 Yes 0 No
Eric Abetz Tasmania Yes
Alex Antic SA Yes
Wendy Askew Tasmania Yes
Simon Birmingham SA Yes
Andrew Bragg NSW Yes
Michaelia Cash WA Yes
Claire Chandler Tasmania Yes
Richard Colbeck Tasmania Yes
Jonathon Duniam 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
Jim Molan NSW Yes
Matt O'Sullivan WA Yes
James Paterson Victoria Yes
Marise Payne NSW Yes
Gerard Rennick Queensland Yes
Anne Ruston SA Yes
Paul Scarr Queensland Yes
Ben Small WA Yes
Dean Smith WA Yes
Amanda Stoker Queensland Yes
Slade Brockman WA Absent
Linda Reynolds WA Absent
Zed Seselja ACT Absent
David Van Victoria 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 (88% turnout) 35 Yes – 32 No