Summary

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The majority voted against a motion introduced at the request of Tasmanian Senator Peter Whish-Wilson (Greens), which means it failed.

Motion text

(1) That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, by no later than 22 December 2021, the following documents:

(a) all unedited and edited video recordings taken by Australian Antarctic Division personnel and held by the Australian Antarctic Division, of the RAAF airdrop over the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica reported on the Australian Antarctic Division website on 2 November 2018;

(b) all unedited and edited video recordings taken by Australian Antarctic Division personnel and held by the Australian Antarctic Division, that document the impact on wildlife of the airdrop; and

(c) all reports (video, audio or written) by Australian Antarctic Division personnel on any observed impact on wildlife arising from the airdrop (occurring at any time), including the potential causes of said impact.

(2) If the Senate is not sitting when the documents are ready for presentation, the documents are to be presented to the President under standing order 166.

Votes Not passed by a modest majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Australian Greens (78% turnout) 7 Yes 0 No
Dorinda Cox WA Yes
Mehreen Faruqi NSW Yes
Sarah Hanson-Young SA Yes
Nick McKim Tasmania Yes
Janet Rice Victoria Yes
Lidia Thorpe Victoria Yes
Larissa Waters Queensland Yes
Jordon Steele-John WA Absent
Peter Whish-Wilson Tasmania Absent
Australian Labor Party (52% turnout) 0 Yes 13 No
Tim Ayres NSW No
Carol Brown Tasmania No
Kim Carr Victoria No
Raff Ciccone Victoria No
Don Farrell SA No
Katy Gallagher ACT No
Karen Grogan SA No
Kimberley Kitching Victoria No
Jenny McAllister NSW No
Deborah O'Neill NSW No
Tony Sheldon NSW No
Marielle Smith SA No
Anne Urquhart Tasmania No
Catryna Bilyk Tasmania Absent
Anthony Chisholm Queensland Absent
Patrick Dodson WA Absent
Nita Green Queensland Absent
Kristina Keneally NSW Absent
Malarndirri McCarthy NT Absent
Helen Polley Tasmania Absent
Louise Pratt WA Absent
Glenn Sterle WA Absent
Jess Walsh Victoria Absent
Murray Watt Queensland Absent
Penny Wong SA Absent
Stirling Griff SA Centre Alliance Yes
Sam McMahon NT Country Liberal Party No
Sue Lines WA Deputy President No
Rex Patrick SA Independent Yes
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 (79% turnout) 0 Yes 22 No
Eric Abetz Tasmania No
Wendy Askew Tasmania No
Andrew Bragg NSW 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
Jane Hume Victoria No
Andrew McLachlan SA No
Jim Molan NSW 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
Alex Antic SA Absent
Simon Birmingham SA Absent
Michaelia Cash WA Absent
Hollie Hughes 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 (0.0% turnout) Absent
Pauline Hanson Queensland Absent
Malcolm Roberts Queensland Absent
Slade Brockman WA President No
Totals (69% turnout) 9 Yes – 43 No