The majority voted in favour of a motion to read the bill for a third time.
This means that the majority agree with the bill and that it is passed in the House.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through here. ) The bill will now be sent to the Senate for their consideration.
Background to the bill
The Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 was introduced to remove the foreign ownership and other restrictions that apply to Qantas but do not apply to other airlines based in Australia.(Read more on ABC News and on ABC Radio's AM program. ) These restrictions include: limits on the issue and ownership of Qantas shares, the makeup of the board of directors, use of the name Qantas and the location of the head office, place of incorporation and principle place of business.(Read more in the bills digest (852 KB).)