The majority voted against clause (b)(ii) of the motion introduced by Tasmanian Senator Nick McKim (Greens), which means that clause failed.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) Australia's international border has been closed for fifteen months, with the necessary speed of the closure resulting in many families becoming separated, including:

(A) partners of Australian citizens and permanent residents that hold Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visas, and

(B) partners and dependent children of temporary visa holders across a range of visa classes, many of whom have lived in Australia for many years and have significant ties to Australia,

(ii) ongoing family separations are causing immense trauma and pain, with no end in sight, and

(iii) holders of Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visas are automatically exempt from Australia's international travel ban, and over 6,000 people have been granted this visa since the border closed, without requiring any pre-existing ties to Australia; and

(b) calls on the Federal Government to:

(i) make holders of Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visas automatically exempt from Australia's inbound travel ban, bringing this visa class into line with all other partner visa classes that are already exempt, and

(ii) create new criteria that would allow the granting of an exemption from the inbound travel ban for partners and dependent children on temporary visas that are separated from their onshore partner or parent by the border closure.

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 (44% turnout) 0 Yes 11 No
Tim Ayres NSW No
Carol Brown Tasmania No
Alex Gallacher SA No
Katy Gallagher ACT No
Nita Green Queensland No
Jenny McAllister NSW No
Helen Polley Tasmania No
Tony Sheldon NSW No
Marielle Smith SA No
Anne Urquhart Tasmania No
Murray Watt Queensland No
Catryna Bilyk Tasmania Absent
Kim Carr Victoria Absent
Anthony Chisholm Queensland Absent
Raff Ciccone Victoria Absent
Patrick Dodson WA Absent
Don Farrell SA Absent
Kristina Keneally NSW Absent
Kimberley Kitching Victoria Absent
Malarndirri McCarthy NT Absent
Deborah O'Neill NSW Absent
Louise Pratt WA Absent
Glenn Sterle WA Absent
Jess Walsh Victoria 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 (50% turnout) 0 Yes 1 No
Matthew Canavan Queensland No
James McGrath Queensland Absent
Liberal Party (72% turnout) 0 Yes 21 No
Eric Abetz Tasmania No
Alex Antic SA No
Andrew Bragg NSW No
Slade Brockman WA No
Michaelia Cash WA No
Richard Colbeck Tasmania No
Jonathon Duniam Tasmania No
David Fawcett SA No
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells NSW No
Hollie Hughes NSW No
Andrew McLachlan SA No
Matt O'Sullivan WA No
James Paterson Victoria No
Linda Reynolds WA No
Anne Ruston SA No
Paul Scarr Queensland No
Zed Seselja ACT 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
Claire Chandler Tasmania Absent
Sarah Henderson Victoria Absent
Jane Hume Victoria Absent
Jim Molan NSW Absent
Marise Payne NSW Absent
Gerard Rennick Queensland 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 (100% turnout) 0 Yes 2 No
Pauline Hanson Queensland No
Malcolm Roberts Queensland No
Scott Ryan Victoria President No
Totals (66% turnout) 9 Yes – 41 No