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The majority voted in favour of a motion to agree with the main idea of the following two bills:

In parliamentary jargon, the majority voted to read these bills for a second time.

What is the main idea of these bills?

According to the bills digest:

The purpose of the two Bills is to amend the Customs Act 1901 and the Customs Tariff Act 1995 to implement Australia’s commitments under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement.

Two separate Bills are needed in order to comply with the Australian constitutional requirement that ‘laws imposing duties of customs shall deal with duties of customs only’ and provisions regarding other matters must be dealt with separately. As such, the Customs Act sets out the broad administrative rules regarding the export and import of goods, while the Customs Tariff Act focuses exclusively on the tariff/customs duty rates applicable to imported goods.

Votes Passed by a large majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Australian Greens (56% turnout) 0 Yes 5 No
Dorinda Cox WA No
Mehreen Faruqi NSW No
Sarah Hanson-Young SA No
Nick McKim Tasmania No
Janet Rice Victoria No
Jordon Steele-John WA Absent
Lidia Thorpe Victoria Absent
Larissa Waters Queensland Absent
Peter Whish-Wilson Tasmania Absent
Australian Labor Party (28% turnout) 7 Yes 0 No
Kim Carr Victoria Yes
Nita Green Queensland Yes
Karen Grogan SA Yes
Jenny McAllister NSW Yes
Deborah O'Neill NSW Yes
Louise Pratt WA Yes
Penny Wong SA Yes
Tim Ayres NSW Absent
Catryna Bilyk Tasmania Absent
Carol Brown Tasmania Absent
Anthony Chisholm Queensland Absent
Raff Ciccone Victoria Absent
Patrick Dodson WA Absent
Don Farrell SA Absent
Katy Gallagher ACT Absent
Kristina Keneally NSW Absent
Kimberley Kitching Victoria Absent
Malarndirri McCarthy NT Absent
Helen Polley Tasmania Absent
Tony Sheldon NSW Absent
Marielle Smith SA Absent
Glenn Sterle WA Absent
Anne Urquhart Tasmania Absent
Jess Walsh Victoria Absent
Murray Watt Queensland Absent
Stirling Griff SA Centre Alliance Absent
Sam McMahon NT Country Liberal Party Absent
Sue Lines WA Deputy President Absent
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 (75% turnout) 21 Yes 0 No
Eric Abetz Tasmania Yes
Andrew Bragg NSW Yes
Michaelia Cash WA Yes
Claire Chandler Tasmania Yes
Richard Colbeck Tasmania Yes
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells NSW Yes
Hollie Hughes NSW Yes
Jane Hume Victoria Yes
Jim Molan NSW Yes
Matt O'Sullivan WA Yes
James Paterson Victoria Yes
Marise Payne NSW Yes
Gerard Rennick Queensland Yes
Linda Reynolds WA Yes
Anne Ruston SA Yes
Paul Scarr Queensland Yes
Zed Seselja ACT Yes
Ben Small WA Yes
Dean Smith WA Yes
Amanda Stoker Queensland Yes
David Van Victoria Yes
Alex Antic SA Absent
Wendy Askew Tasmania Absent
Simon Birmingham SA Absent
Jonathon Duniam Tasmania Absent
David Fawcett SA Absent
Sarah Henderson Victoria Absent
Andrew McLachlan SA Absent
National Party (67% turnout) 2 Yes 0 No
Perin Davey NSW Yes
Bridget McKenzie Victoria Yes
Susan McDonald Queensland Absent
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (0.0% turnout) Absent
Pauline Hanson Queensland Absent
Malcolm Roberts Queensland Absent
Slade Brockman WA President Absent
Totals (51% turnout) 32 Yes – 6 No