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These divisions relate to the policy “for parliament continuing to meet during the COVID-19 pandemic”. Compare how a supporter of the policy would have voted to the division outcome.

12th May 2020, 4:18 PM – Representatives Business - Days and Hours of Meeting - New sitting calendar - Division No. 1

Supporters vote “No”

Party Yes No
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 1
Australian Labor Party (39% turnout) 26
Centre Alliance (0.0% turnout)
Deputy Speaker (0.0% turnout)
Independent (100% turnout) 3
Katter's Australian Party (0.0% turnout)
Liberal National Party (0.0% turnout)
Liberal Party (52% turnout) 29
National Party (40% turnout) 6
Speaker (0.0% turnout)
Totals (43% turnout) 35 30

The majority voted in favour of leaving the original motion unchanged. In other words, they voted against the amendment introduced by Watson MP Tony Burke (Labor). Mr Burke's amendment related to creating a new sitting calendar as, currently, Parliament doesn't have another agreed sitting day until 11 August 2020.

Original motion text

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the following from occurring:

(1) the House of Representatives to meet on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 and Thursday, 14 May 2020;

(2) the Federation Chamber not to meet today, and to meet on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 and Thursday, 14 May 2020;

(3) immediately following the resolution of this motion the Treasurer to make a ministerial statement, with the Shadow Treasurer to respond; and

*(4) any variation to this arrangement to be made only by a motion moved by a Minister with leave granted by the Manager of Opposition Business. *

Amendment text

That the following words be added after paragraph (4):

“(5) the first item of business on Wednesday, 13 May 2020, be the presentation of a revised program of sittings for 2020”.

23rd Mar 2020, 7:07 PM – Representatives Business - Days and Hours of Meeting - No sitting days until 11 August 2020 - Division No. 5

Supporters vote “No (strong)”

Party Yes No
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 1
Australian Labor Party (51% turnout) 35
Centre Alliance (100% turnout) 1
Deputy Speaker (0.0% turnout)
Independent (67% turnout) 1 1
Katter's Australian Party (0.0% turnout)
Liberal National Party (50% turnout) 2
Liberal Party (61% turnout) 34
National Party (67% turnout) 10
Speaker (0.0% turnout)
Totals (56% turnout) 48 37

The majority voted in favour of the new program of sittings for 2020 that was developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Under the new calendar, the federal parliament will not be sitting again until 11 August 2020.