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These divisions relate to the policy “for nuclear energy”. Compare how a supporter of the policy would have voted to the division outcome.

11th Feb 2020, 4:15 PM – Senate Motions - Nuclear Energy - Australia as a nuclear-free zone - Division No. 4

Supporters vote “No”

Party Yes No
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 9
Australian Labor Party (76% turnout) 19
Centre Alliance (100% turnout) 2
Country Liberal Party (100% turnout) 1
Deputy President (100% turnout) 1
Jacqui Lambie Network (100% turnout) 1
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 2
Liberal Party (79% turnout) 23
National Party (100% turnout) 3
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (100% turnout) 2
President (100% turnout) 1
Totals (84% turnout) 29 35

The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by South Australian Senator Sarah Hanson-Young (Greens), which means it passed. Motions like these don't make any legal changes on their own but are politically influential because they represent the will of the Senate.

Motion text

That the Senate:

(a) affirms its commitment to a complete moratorium on nuclear energy, as expressed in the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999;

(b) notes the devastating and lasting impacts of the nuclear disasters in Fukushima, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island; and

(c) call on all Ministers to commit to Australia being a nuclear-free zone.

17th Oct 2018, 3:21 PM – Senate Motions - Nuclear Energy - Lift ban - Division No. 5

Supporters vote “Yes”

Party Yes No
Australian Conservatives (100% turnout) 1
Australian Greens (89% turnout) 8
Australian Labor Party (68% turnout) 17
Centre Alliance (100% turnout) 2
Country Liberal Party (100% turnout) 1
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party (100% turnout) 1
Deputy President (100% turnout) 1
Independent (100% turnout) 1 1
Katter's Australian Party (100% turnout) 1
Liberal Democratic Party (100% turnout) 1
Liberal National Party (0.0% turnout)
Liberal Party (57% turnout) 13
National Party (67% turnout) 2
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (100% turnout) 2
President (0.0% turnout)
United Australia Party (0.0% turnout)
Totals (68% turnout) 7 45

The majority voted against a motion introduced by Senator Cory Bernardi (SA), which means it failed.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that a recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on limiting global temperature increase by 1 degrees by 2050:

(i) stated that 'nuclear increases its share in most 1 degree pathways by 2050',

(ii) indicated in some projections that nuclear energy generation could expand by as much as 200 exajoules by 2100 – the equivalent of double the United States of America's annual consumption,

(iii) estimated nuclear energy generation would increase by 2 times by 2050 in 85 mitigation scenarios, and

(iv) the median uptake of primary energy supply via nuclear energy across the 85 mitigation scenarios between 2020 and 2050 was 7 per cent, more than renewable energy (6 per cent) and biomass (5 per cent);

(b) further notes that investigation of nuclear energy generation in Australia has been the subject of a legislative ban imposed at the behest of The Greens for almost 20 years; and

(c) calls upon the Federal Government to take steps to allow the consideration of nuclear energy generation in Australia's energy mix.

18th Mar 2015, 3:54 PM – Senate Motions - Nuclear Energy - SA Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle - Division No. 1

Supporters vote “Yes”

Party Yes No
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 10
Australian Labor Party (87% turnout) 20
Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party (100% turnout) 1
Country Liberal Party (0.0% turnout)
Deputy President (100% turnout) 1
Family First Party (100% turnout) 1
Independent (75% turnout) 1 2
Liberal Democratic Party (100% turnout) 1
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 2
Liberal Party (88% turnout) 22
National Party (100% turnout) 4
Palmer United Party (100% turnout) 1
President (100% turnout) 1
Totals (89% turnout) 34 33

The majority voted in favour of a motion introduced by South Australian Senator Bob Day (Family First), which means it passed.

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) welcomes the South Australian Government's Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle;

(b) notes That the Prime Minister (Mr Abbott) said recently 'it's important to see how South Australia can benefit from greater participation in the nuclear cycle'; and

(c) informs the South Australian Royal Commission of this resolution.tumblr