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The majority voted against the following motion:

That, in the opinion of the Senate, the following is a matter of urgency:

The pressing need for Australia to confirm a date for the safe return of Australian troops from Afghanistan.

It was introduced by Greens Senator for Tasmania Bob Brown.

Votes Not passed by a modest majority

Nobody rebelled against their party.

Party Votes
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 9 Yes 0 No
Bob Brown Tasmania Yes
Richard Di Natale Victoria Yes
Sarah Hanson-Young SA Yes
Scott Ludlam WA Yes
Christine Milne Tasmania Yes
Lee Rhiannon NSW Yes
Rachel Siewert WA Yes
Larissa Waters Queensland Yes
Penny Wright SA Yes
Australian Labor Party (63% turnout) 0 Yes 19 No
Mark Bishop WA No
Carol Brown Tasmania No
Doug Cameron NSW No
Don Farrell SA No
John Faulkner NSW No
David Feeney Victoria No
Mark Furner Queensland No
Alex Gallacher SA No
Kate Lundy ACT No
Gavin Marshall Victoria No
Anne McEwen SA No
Jan McLucas Queensland No
Claire Moore Queensland No
Louise Pratt WA No
Lisa Singh Tasmania No
Ursula Stephens NSW No
Glenn Sterle WA No
Matt Thistlethwaite NSW No
Anne Urquhart Tasmania No
Mark Arbib NSW Absent
Catryna Bilyk Tasmania Absent
Kim Carr Victoria Absent
Jacinta Collins Victoria Absent
Stephen Conroy Victoria Absent
Trish Crossin NT Absent
Chris Evans WA Absent
Joe Ludwig Queensland Absent
Helen Polley Tasmania Absent
Nick Sherry Tasmania Absent
Penny Wong SA Absent
Nigel Scullion NT Country Liberal Party Absent
John Madigan Victoria Democratic Labor Party No
Stephen Parry Tasmania Deputy President Absent
Nick Xenophon SA Independent Absent
Liberal Party (56% turnout) 0 Yes 15 No
Christopher Back WA No
Cory Bernardi SA No
Simon Birmingham SA No
David Bushby Tasmania No
Richard Colbeck Tasmania No
Mathias Cormann WA No
Sean Edwards SA No
David Fawcett SA No
Mitch Fifield Victoria No
Mary Fisher SA No
David Johnston WA No
Helen Kroger Victoria No
Ian Macdonald Queensland No
Stephen Parry Tasmania No
Michael Ronaldson Victoria No
Eric Abetz Tasmania Absent
Judith Adams WA Absent
Sue Boyce Queensland Absent
George Brandis Queensland Absent
Michaelia Cash WA Absent
Alan Eggleston WA Absent
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells NSW Absent
Bill Heffernan NSW Absent
Gary Humphries ACT Absent
Brett Mason Queensland Absent
Marise Payne NSW Absent
Scott Ryan Victoria Absent
Arthur Sinodinos NSW Absent
National Party (0.0% turnout) Absent
Ron Boswell Queensland Absent
Barnaby Joyce Queensland Absent
Bridget McKenzie Victoria Absent
Fiona Nash NSW Absent
John Williams NSW Absent
John Hogg Queensland President Absent
Totals (58% turnout) 9 Yes – 35 No