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The majority voted against an amendment introduced by Queensland Senator Larissa Waters (Greens), which means it failed.

Amendment text

Omit "$2 million" in paragraph (1), substitute "$500,000".

Original motion text

That, with reference to recommendation 12 of the Finance and Public Administration References Committee's final report on its inquiry into management and assurance of integrity by consulting services—

(1) There be laid on the table by the Minster for Finance biannual statements on expenditure on consultancy contracts which provide for consideration to the value of $2 million or more, by all Australian Public Service departments and agencies.

(2) The statements are due not later than the twenty-first day after the end of the preceding six-month period commencing 1 January and 1 July.

(3) Each report is to include, in relation to each contract, details of the:

(a) AusTender contract notice identification number;

(b) contract value;

(c) subject matter;

(d) duration;

(e) contracting government agency;

(f) firm or entity providing the work;

(g) an explanation of what the contract is expected to deliver/purpose of the contract;

(h) any changes or extensions; and

(i) instances where a notification was received under the Supplier Code of Conduct in the conduct of the work

(4) Each report is to include the total amount of all current consultancy contracts in each agency or department.

(5) The order is of continuing effect until the Finance and Public Administration References Committee has reported to the Senate that recommendation 8 of the final report of the inquiry into management and assurance of integrity by consulting services has been implemented.

Votes Not passed by a modest majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Australian Greens (91% turnout) 10 Yes 0 No
Penny Allman-Payne Queensland Yes
Dorinda Cox WA Yes
Mehreen Faruqi NSW Yes
Sarah Hanson-Young SA Yes
Steph Hodgins-May Victoria Yes
Nick McKim Tasmania Yes
David Shoebridge NSW Yes
Jordon Steele-John WA Yes
Larissa Waters Queensland Yes
Peter Whish-Wilson Tasmania Yes
Barbara Pocock SA Absent
Australian Labor Party (72% turnout) 0 Yes 18 No
Anthony Chisholm Queensland No
Raff Ciccone Victoria No
Lisa Darmanin Victoria No
Don Farrell SA No
Katy Gallagher ACT No
Varun Ghosh WA No
Nita Green Queensland No
Karen Grogan SA No
Jenny McAllister NSW No
Malarndirri McCarthy NT No
Deborah O'Neill NSW No
Helen Polley Tasmania No
Louise Pratt WA No
Tony Sheldon NSW No
Marielle Smith SA No
Glenn Sterle WA No
Anne Urquhart Tasmania No
Jess Walsh Victoria No
Tim Ayres NSW Absent
Catryna Bilyk Tasmania Absent
Carol Brown Tasmania Absent
Fatima Payman 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
Lidia Thorpe Victoria Independent Yes
David Pocock ACT Independent No
David Van Victoria Independent No
Jacqui Lambie Network (100% turnout) 1 Yes 1 No
Tammy Tyrrell Tasmania Yes
Jacqui Lambie Tasmania No
Liberal National Party (50% turnout) 0 Yes 1 No
Matthew Canavan Queensland No
James McGrath Queensland Absent
Liberal Party (39% turnout) 0 Yes 9 No
Alex Antic SA No
Wendy Askew Tasmania No
Richard Colbeck Tasmania No
Sarah Henderson Victoria No
Jane Hume Victoria No
Linda Reynolds WA No
Anne Ruston SA No
Paul Scarr Queensland No
Dean Smith WA No
Simon Birmingham SA Absent
Andrew Bragg NSW Absent
Slade Brockman WA Absent
Michaelia Cash WA Absent
Claire Chandler Tasmania Absent
Jonathon Duniam Tasmania Absent
David Fawcett SA Absent
Hollie Hughes NSW Absent
Maria Kovacic NSW Absent
Kerrynne Liddle SA Absent
Matt O'Sullivan WA Absent
James Paterson Victoria Absent
Gerard Rennick Queensland Absent
Dave Sharma NSW Absent
National Party (25% turnout) 0 Yes 1 No
Perin Davey NSW No
Ross Cadell NSW Absent
Susan McDonald Queensland Absent
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 (64% turnout) 12 Yes – 37 No