The majority voted against amendments introduced by the Australian Greens, which means it failed.

Explanation of amendments

Statement pursuant to the order of the Senate of 26 June 2000

Amendments (1) and (2)

Amendments (1) and (2) are framed as requests because they amend the bill to expand the scope of demand driven Commonwealth supported places for Indigenous students to include non-research postgraduate courses of study.

The amendments would expand the categories of courses of study that are demand driven higher education courses and expand the circumstances in which Table A higher education providers must enrol students as Commonwealth supported students. This will have the effect of increasing the amounts payable to Table A providers for grants in relation to Commonwealth supported places under Part 2-2 of the Higher Education Act 2003 and increase the number of students who are Commonwealth supported students eligible for HECS-HELP under that Act.

The effect of the amendments would increase the amount of expenditure under the standing appropriation in section 238-12 of the Higher Education Act 2003.

Statement by the Clerk of the Senate pursuant to the order of the Senate of 26 June 2000

Amendments (1) and (2)

If the effect of the amendment is to increase expenditure under the standing appropriation in section 238-12 of the Higher Education Act 2003 then it is in accordance with the precedents of the Senate that the amendment be moved as a request.

Amendment text

Australian Greens' circulated requests for amendments—

That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following amendments:

(1) Schedule 1, page 3 (after line 3), before item 1, insert:

1A Paragraph 36-30( 1)( aa)

After "undergraduate course of study", insert "or a demand driven higher education course".

(2) Schedule 1, page 3 (after line 7), after item 1, insert:

2A Clause 1 of Schedule 1 (paragraph (b) of the definition of demand driven higher education course )

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(b) either:

(i) is leading to a *higher education award that is a bachelor degree or bachelor honours degree; or

(ii) is a non-researchpostgraduate course of study; and*


Higher Education Support Amendment (Response to the Australian Universities Accord Interim Report) Bill 2023

Votes Not passed by a modest majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 11 Yes 0 No
Penny Allman-Payne Queensland Yes
Dorinda Cox WA Yes
Mehreen Faruqi NSW Yes
Sarah Hanson-Young SA Yes
Nick McKim Tasmania Yes
Barbara Pocock SA Yes
Janet Rice Victoria Yes
David Shoebridge NSW Yes
Jordon Steele-John WA Yes
Larissa Waters Queensland Yes
Peter Whish-Wilson Tasmania Yes
Australian Labor Party (72% turnout) 0 Yes 18 No
Tim Ayres NSW No
Catryna Bilyk Tasmania No
Carol Brown Tasmania No
Anthony Chisholm Queensland No
Raff Ciccone Victoria No
Don Farrell SA No
Nita Green Queensland No
Karen Grogan SA No
Jenny McAllister NSW No
Deborah O'Neill NSW No
Fatima Payman WA No
Helen Polley Tasmania No
Tony Sheldon NSW No
Marielle Smith SA No
Glenn Sterle WA No
Anne Urquhart Tasmania No
Jess Walsh Victoria No
Linda White Victoria No
Patrick Dodson WA Absent
Katy Gallagher ACT Absent
Malarndirri McCarthy NT Absent
Louise Pratt WA Absent
Jana Stewart Victoria Absent
Murray Watt Queensland Absent
Penny Wong SA Absent
Jacinta Nampijinpa Price NT Country Liberal Party Absent
Andrew McLachlan SA Deputy President No
David Pocock ACT Independent Yes
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 (100% turnout) 0 Yes 2 No
Matthew Canavan Queensland No
James McGrath Queensland No
Liberal Party (73% turnout) 0 Yes 16 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
David Fawcett SA No
Sarah Henderson Victoria No
Hollie Hughes NSW No
Jane Hume Victoria No
Maria Kovacic NSW No
Matt O'Sullivan WA No
Gerard Rennick Queensland No
Anne Ruston SA No
Paul Scarr Queensland No
Simon Birmingham SA Absent
Jonathon Duniam Tasmania Absent
Kerrynne Liddle SA Absent
James Paterson Victoria Absent
Linda Reynolds WA Absent
Dean Smith WA 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 (100% turnout) 0 Yes 2 No
Pauline Hanson Queensland No
Malcolm Roberts Queensland No
Sue Lines WA President No
Ralph Babet Victoria United Australia Party No
Totals (77% turnout) 12 Yes – 46 No