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These divisions relate to the policy “for implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody”. Compare how a supporter of the policy would have voted to the division outcome.

16th Feb 2021, 4:43 PM – Senate Motions - Aboriginal Deaths in Custody - Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody - Division No. 2

Supporters vote “Yes”

Party Yes No
Australian Greens (100% turnout) 9
Australian Labor Party (64% turnout) 16
Centre Alliance (100% turnout) 1
Country Liberal Party (0.0% turnout)
Deputy President (100% turnout) 1
Independent (100% turnout) 1
Jacqui Lambie Network (100% turnout) 1
Liberal National Party (100% turnout) 2
Liberal Party (72% turnout) 21
National Party (100% turnout) 3
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party (100% turnout) 2
President (100% turnout) 1
Totals (76% turnout) 29 29

The same number of senators voted for and against this motion, which means it failed. It was introduced by Victorian Senator Lidia Thorpe (Greens).

Motion text

That the Senate—

(a) notes that this year will be the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody's final report;

(b) further notes that the 339 recommendations from the Royal Commission have still not been fully implemented;

(c) expresses its dismay that since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody there have been over 455 deaths of First Nations people in custody; and

(d) calls on:

(i) the Prime Minister to meet with the families left behind after a death in custody on the date of the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission's report being handed down, and

(ii) the Government to commit to implementing all of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in partnership with First Nations communities, particularly the family members who have been left behind after a death in custody.