The majority voted against an amendment to NSW Senator David Shoebridge's motion, which means it failed and the original motion will remain unchanged.

Amendment text

Omit all words after "That the Senate", substitute: notes that:

(a) the Senate agreed in order for the production of documents no. 309 that:

(i) security agencies are best placed to complete threat assessments in relation to the security of parliamentarians and their families, and

(ii) the Minister for Defence must comply with the order to the extent that such information can be provided consistent with the advice from security agencies;

(b) the status of order for the production of documents no. 309, as recorded in the document compiled by the Department of the Senate, is "Order complied with"; and

(c) consistent with order for the production of documents no. 311, the Government has provided a copy of the revised draft Special Purpose Aircraft (SPA) Guidelines to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security along with a confidential briefing with agencies that informed the changes to the SPA Guidelines.

Original motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that the response from the Minister for Defence to order for the production of documents no. 309, relating to Special Purpose Aircraft guidelines, did not include a copy of the draft 2023 Special Purpose Aircraft guidelines; and

(b) requires the Minister representing the Minister for Defence to attend the Senate, after motions to take note of answers on Tuesday, 17 October 2023, to provide an explanation of not more than 5 minutes of the failure to table the draft 2023 guidelines, and that:

(i) any senator may move to take note of the explanation; and

(ii) any such motion may be debated for no longer than 30 minutes, shall have precedence over all other business until determined, and senators may speak to the motion for not more than 5 minutes each.

Votes Not passed by a modest majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Australian Greens (91% turnout) 0 Yes 10 No
Penny Allman-Payne Queensland No
Dorinda Cox WA No
Mehreen Faruqi NSW No
Sarah Hanson-Young SA No
Nick McKim Tasmania No
Barbara Pocock SA No
Janet Rice Victoria No
David Shoebridge NSW No
Jordon Steele-John WA No
Larissa Waters Queensland No
Peter Whish-Wilson Tasmania Absent
Australian Labor Party (72% turnout) 18 Yes 0 No
Tim Ayres NSW Yes
Catryna Bilyk Tasmania Yes
Carol Brown Tasmania Yes
Anthony Chisholm Queensland Yes
Raff Ciccone Victoria Yes
Nita Green Queensland Yes
Karen Grogan SA Yes
Jenny McAllister NSW Yes
Malarndirri McCarthy NT Yes
Deborah O'Neill NSW Yes
Fatima Payman WA Yes
Helen Polley Tasmania Yes
Louise Pratt WA Yes
Tony Sheldon NSW Yes
Marielle Smith SA Yes
Anne Urquhart Tasmania Yes
Jess Walsh Victoria Yes
Linda White Victoria Yes
Patrick Dodson WA Absent
Don Farrell SA Absent
Katy Gallagher ACT Absent
Glenn Sterle WA Absent
Jana Stewart Victoria Absent
Murray Watt Queensland Absent
Penny Wong SA Absent
Jacinta Nampijinpa Price NT Country Liberal Party No
Andrew McLachlan SA Deputy President Absent
David Pocock ACT Independent No
Lidia Thorpe Victoria Independent Absent
David Van Victoria Independent Absent
Jacqui Lambie Network (100% turnout) 0 Yes 2 No
Jacqui Lambie Tasmania No
Tammy Tyrrell Tasmania No
Liberal National Party (50% turnout) 0 Yes 1 No
Matthew Canavan Queensland No
James McGrath Queensland Absent
Liberal Party (91% turnout) 0 Yes 20 No
Alex Antic SA No
Wendy Askew Tasmania No
Andrew Bragg NSW No
Slade Brockman WA No
Michaelia Cash WA No
Claire Chandler Tasmania No
Richard Colbeck Tasmania No
Jonathon Duniam Tasmania No
David Fawcett SA No
Sarah Henderson Victoria No
Hollie Hughes NSW No
Jane Hume Victoria No
Maria Kovacic NSW No
Kerrynne Liddle SA No
Matt O'Sullivan WA No
James Paterson Victoria No
Gerard Rennick Queensland No
Linda Reynolds WA No
Paul Scarr Queensland No
Dean Smith WA No
Simon Birmingham SA Absent
Anne Ruston SA Absent
National Party (75% turnout) 0 Yes 3 No
Ross Cadell NSW No
Perin Davey NSW No
Susan McDonald Queensland No
Bridget McKenzie Victoria Absent
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (50% turnout) 0 Yes 1 No
Malcolm Roberts Queensland No
Pauline Hanson Queensland Absent
Sue Lines WA President Absent
Ralph Babet Victoria United Australia Party Absent
Totals (76% turnout) 18 Yes – 39 No