Divisions—2008


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Number of divisions - 151
Committee divisions - 51
Senate divisions - 100
*Government in majority - 93
#Ayes and Noes were equal and so the question was negatived - 12

Key

Govt - Government
Opp - Opposition
AD - Australian Democrats
AG - Australian Greens
FFP - Family First Party
Ind - Senator Xenophon

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

Date

Type

Subject

Govt

Opp

AD

AG

FFP

13 Feb

Senate

National Apology to the Stolen Generations - AG amendment*

No

No

Yes

No

14 Feb Senate Selection of Bills report no. 1 - Government amendment Yes No Yes Yes Yes
14 Feb Senate Environment - Climate change and renewable energy* No No Yes Yes No
14 Feb Senate Environment - Solar energy technology* No No Yes Yes Yes
14 Feb Senate Foreign Affairs - Gaza* No No Yes Yes No
14 Feb Senate Select committees - Appointment No Yes Yes Yes Yes
14 Feb Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee - Reference - Amendment Yes No Yes Yes Yes

12 Mar

Committee

Social Security and Veterans Affairs Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Allowances) Bill 2008 - AG request for an amendment*

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

18 Mar

Senate

Politics - Political donations*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

18 Mar

Senate

Environment - Tarkine wilderness*

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

18 Mar

Committee

Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008 - AD amendments*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

19 Mar

Committee

Infrastructure Australia Bill 2008 - AG amendments*

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

19 Mar

Committee

Infrastructure Australia Bill 2008 - Opp amendments

No

Yes

No

No

No

19 Mar

Senate

Foreign Affairs - Tibet*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

19 Mar

Senate

Establishment of a select committee on remote Indigenous communities

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

19 Mar

Committee

Infrastructure Australia Bill 2008 - AG amendment*

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

19 Mar

Senate

Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill 2008 - Second reading

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

20 Mar

Senate

Foreign Affairs - China - Proposed suspension of standing orders*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

20 Mar

Senate

Law and Justice - Mercy Ministries

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

14 May

Senate

Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

14 May

Senate

Defence - Parliamentary approval before committing Australia to war*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

14 May

Senate

Amendment 2 to the Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines No. 1 - Disallowance

No

Yes

No

No

No

15 May

Senate

Family and Community Services - Disclosure of information by charities

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

15 May

Senate

Foreign Affairs - Palestine*

No

No

Split

Yes

No

15 May

Senate

Environment - Radioactive waste facilities*

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

15 May

Senate

Community Affairs Committee - Reference

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

16 Jun

Committee

Tax Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Reduction) Bill 2008 - AG amendments*

No

No

Yes

Yes

-

17 Jun

Senate

Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008 and a related bill - Second reading*

Yes

Split

Yes

Yes

No

18 Jun

Senate

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee - Reference - AD amendment

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

18 Jun

Senate

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee - Reference

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

18 Jun

Senate

Economics Committee - Reference

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

18 Jun

Senate

Community Affairs Committee - Reference

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

18 Jun

Senate

Economics Committee - Reference

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

18 Jun

Senate

Economics Committee - Reference

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

18 Jun

Senate

Economics Committee - Reference

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

18 Jun

Senate

Economics Committee - Reference

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

18 Jun

Senate

Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters - Reference

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

19 Jun

Senate

Foreign Affairs - Crimes against women in Iraq*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

19 Jun

Senate

Health Insurance (Dental Services) Amendment and Repeal Determination 2008 - Disallowance

No

Yes

No

No

No

19 Jun

Senate

Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008*

Yes

Split

Yes

Yes

No

24 Jun

Senate

Environment - Global warming*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

24 Jun

Senate

Foreign Affairs - Tibet*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

24 Jun

Senate

Foreign Affairs - USA, Iran and Israel*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

25 Jun

Committee

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008 - AG amendment*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

25 Jun

Senate

Fuel and Energy Select Committee - Establishment

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

25 Jun

Senate

National Broadband Network Select Committee - Establishment

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

26 Jun

Senate

Foreign Affairs - Memorandum of understanding between Timor Leste and GT Leste Biotech*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

26 Jun

Committee

Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 1) Bill 2008 - AG amendments*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

26 Jun

Senate

Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 1) Bill 2008 - Third reading

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Date

Type

Subject

Govt

Opp

AG

FFP

Ind

27 Aug

Senate

Environment—Gunns Limited pulp mill-Proposed order for production of document*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

27 Aug Senate Migration—Asylum seekers* No No Yes Yes Yes
27 Aug Senate Environment, Communications and the Arts-Standing Committee-Proposed reference# No Yes No Yes No
28 Aug Senate Community Affairs Committee - Proposed reference* No No Yes No Yes
28 Aug Senate National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical and Other Benefits—Cost Recovery) Bill 2998 - second reading# Yes No Yes No Yes
3 Sep Committee Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 4) Bill 2008 - Schedule 2 stand as printed Yes No Yes No No
3 Sep Senate Environment - Green carbon* No No Yes Yes Yes
3 Sep Senate Foreign Affairs - Russia* No No Yes No Yes
3 Sep Senate Foreign Affairs - Afghanistan* No No Yes No No
3 Sep Senate Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax) Bill 2008 and 3 related bills - Second reading* Yes No Yes No Yes
4 Sep Senate Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax) Bill 2008 and 3 related bills - Recommittal of second reading# Yes No Yes No Yes
4 Sep Committee Higher Education Support Amendment (Removal of the Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements and National Governance Protocols Requirements and Other Matters) Bill 2008 - Opposition amendments# No Yes No Yes No
4 Sep Senate Higher Education Support Amendment (Removal of the Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements and National Governance Protocols Requirements and Other Matters) Bill 2008 - Third reading* Yes No Yes Yes Yes

16 Sep

Committee

Trade Practices Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 - Schedule 1, items 1, 2 and 6 and Schedule 2, items 1, 2 and 6 stand as printed

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

16 Sep

Senate

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples*

No

No

Yes

No

No

16 Sep

Senate

Health Insurance (Dental Services) Amendment and Repeal Determination 2008 - Disallowance - Proposed rescission

Yes

No

No

No

No

17 Sep

Senate

Health - Food colourings*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

18 Sep

Senate

Foreign Affairs - International Day of Peace*

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

22 Sep

Senate

Introduction of the Urgent Relief for Singe Age Pensioners Bill 2008 - Motion to give precedence - AG amendment*

No

No

Yes

No

No

22 Sep

Senate

Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax) Bill 2008 and 3 related bills - Second reading*

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

23 Sep

Committee

Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax) Bill 2008 - Opposition requests for amendments*

No

Yes

No

No

No

23 Sep

Senate

Foreign Affairs - International Day of Peace*

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

23 Sep

Committee

Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax) Bill 2008 - Government request for amendment*

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

23 Sep

Committee

Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax) Bill 2008 - Opposition request for amendment*

No

Yes

No

No

No

24 Sep

Committee

First Home Saver Accounts (Further Provisions) Amendment Bill 2008 - AG amendment*

No

No

Yes

No

No

24 Sep

Committee

First Home Saver Accounts (Further Provisions) Amendment Bill 2008 - AG amendment*

No

No

Yes

No

No

24 Sep

Senate

Economics - Executive pay levels*

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

24 Sep

Senate

Foreign Affairs - Abolition of the death penalty*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

24 Sep

Senate

Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy Surcharge Thresholds) Bill 2008 - Second reading#

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

25 Sep

Senate

Education - Voluntary student unionism*

No

No

Yes

No

No

25 Sep

Senate

Foreign Affairs - South Africa - Sand mining*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

25 Sep

Senate

Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax) Bill 2008 - Third reading*

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

25 Sep

Senate

Excise Legislation Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008 - Independent second reading amendment*

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

25 Sep

Senate

Excise Legislation Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008 - Second reading*

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

25 Sep

Committee

Excise Legislation Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008; Excise Tariff Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008 - Government requests for amendments*

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

25 Sep

Senate

Excise Legislation Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008; Excise Tariff Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008 - Third reading*

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

13 Oct

Senate

Transport - Curfew at Canberra airport*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

13 Oct

Committee

Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 - Independent amendments

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

13 Oct

Committee

Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 - Subclauses 28(2) to 28(5), 28(8), 30(2) to 30(5), 30(8) and Division 4 of Part 4 stand as printed

Yes

No

No

No

No

13 Oct

Committee

Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 - Subclauses 38(2) and 42(2) stand as printed

Yes

No

No

No

No

14 Oct

Senate

Economics - Financial institutions executives - Pay levels*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

14 Oct

Senate

Social Issues - Anti-Poverty Week*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

15 Oct

Senate

Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth LawsSuperannuation) Bill 2008 - AG second reading amendment*

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

15 Oct

Senate

Family and Community Services - Pensions*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

15 Oct

Senate

Immigration - Anniversary of the SIEV X*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

15 Oct

Senate

Finance - Termination payouts for executives*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

16 Oct

Committee

Financial System Legislation Amendment (Financial Claims Scheme and Other Measures) Bill 2008 - AG amendment*

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

16 Oct

Committee

Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy Surcharge Thresholds) Bill (No. 2) 2008 - AG/Xenophon amendments*

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

16 Oct

Senate

Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy Surcharge Thresholds) Bill (No. 2) 2008 - Third reading*

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

16 Oct

Committee

Family Law Amendment (De Facto Financial Matters and Other Measures) Bill 2008 - Opp amendment to Govt request for amendment#

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

10 Nov

Committee

Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 - Committee not insist on amendments to which the House has disagreed

Yes

No

No

No

No

10 Nov

Senate

Economics Committee - Extension of time to report on inquiry into economic regeneration funds

Yes

No

No

No

No

10 Nov

Committee

Offshore Petroleum Amendment (Greenhouse Gas Storage) Bill 2008 - AG amendment*

No

No

Yes

No

No

11 Nov

Senate

Independent reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008 [No. 2] Consideration

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

12 Nov

Senate

National Fuelwatch (Empowering Consumers) Bill 2008 and a related bill-Second reading#

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

12 Nov

Senate

Environment-Uranium exports*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

12 Nov

Committee

Same-Sex Relationships [Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws-Superannuation] Bill 2008-Opposition amendment

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

12 Nov

Committee

Same-Sex Relationships [Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws-Superannuation] Bill 2008-AG amendment*

No

No

Yes

No

No

12 Nov

Committee

Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws-General Law Reform) Bill 2008 - AG amendment*

No

No

Yes

No

-

13 Nov

Senate

Environment-global population*

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

13 Nov

Senate

Select Committee on the Integrity of the Prime Ministers Office - Proposed establishment#

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

13 Nov

Senate

Independent Review of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008 [No. 2] - Second reading

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

24 Nov

Senate

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Economic Security Strategy) Bill 2008 - AG second reading amendment*

No

No

Yes

No

-

25 Nov

Senate

Economics Committee - Proposed extension of time to report*

No

Yes

No

No

No

25 Nov

Senate

Family and Community Services - GROCERYchoice website*

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

25 Nov

Senate

Foreign Affairs - International Aid*

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

25 Nov

Committee

Water Amendment Bill 2008 - Opp amendment

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

25 Nov

Committee

Water Amendment Bill 2008 - Opp/AG amendments

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

25 Nov

Committee

Water Amendment Bill 2008 - AG amendment

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

26 Nov

Committee

Water Amendment Bill 2008 - AG amendment

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

26 Nov

Senate

Selection of Bills Committee report no.16 of 2008 - Motion that the report be adopted - Proposed AG amendment*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

26 Nov

Senate

Family and community services - GROCERYchoice website#

No

Yes

No

No

No

26 Nov

Committee

Guarantee Scheme for Large Deposits and Wholesale Funding Appropriation Bill 2008 - AG amendment*

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

27 Nov

Committee

Water Amendment Bill 2008 - Opp amendment

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

27 Nov

Committee

Water Amendment Bill 2008 - Opp amendment*

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

27 Nov

Committee

Water Amendment Bill 2008 - AG amendment to proposed Opp amendment*

No

No

Yes

Yes

-

27 Nov

Committee

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Emergency Response Consolidation) Bill 2008 - Schedule 1, item 10, clause 13 stand as printed*

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

27 Nov

Committee

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Emergency Response Consolidation) Bill 2008 - Schedule 3, items 1 to 9 stand as printed

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

27 Nov

Committee

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Emergency Response Consolidation) Bill 2008 - Opp amendment

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

27 Nov

Senate

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Emergency Response Consolidation) Bill 2008 - Third reading

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

1 Dec

Senate

States - COAG meeting - Western Australia Treasurer#

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

1 Dec

Senate

Environmental and Natural Resource Management Guidelines - Proposed disallowance*

No

Split

Yes

Yes

Yes

1 Dec

Committee

Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 5) Bill 2008 - AG/Joyce/Xenophon amendments*

No

Split

Yes

Yes

Yes

2 Dec

Senate

Schools Assistance Bill 2008 - AG second reading amendment*

No

No

Yes

Yes

-

2 Dec

Committee

Schools Assistance Bill 2008 - AG amendments*

No

No

Yes

No

No

2 Dec

Committee

Schools Assistance Bill 2008 - Clause 22 stand as printed#

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

2 Dec

Committee

Water Amendment Bill 2008 - Motion that the Senate not insist on its amendments disagreed to by the House, and agree to the amendment made by the House to one amendment*

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

3 Dec

Committee

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television Switch-Over) Bill 2008 - Opp amendments

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

3 Dec

Senate

Economics - Economic strategy*

No

Yes

No

No

No

3 Dec

Senate

Environment - Australias native forests*

No

No

Yes

No

No

4 Dec

Senate

Industry - Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme*

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

4 Dec

Senate

Environment - Recreational shooting of native waterbirds*

No

No

Yes

No

No

4 Dec

Senate

Administration - Tasmania - Renaming of electoral division*

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

4 Dec

Senate

Environment - Koala habitat*

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

4 Dec

Committee

Nation-building Funds Bill 2008 - Opp amendments

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

4 Dec

Committee

Nation-building funds Bill 2008 - Opp amendment to AG/0pp amendment*

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

4 Dec

Committee

Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 - Motion that the committee not further insist on its amendments

Yes

No

No

No

No

4 Dec

Senate

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Bill 2008 - Second reading#

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

4 Dec

Committee

Social Security and Veterans Entitlements Legislation Amendment (School Requirements) Bill 2008 - AG amendment*

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

4 Dec

Committee

Nation-building Funds Bill 2008 - Motion that the committee not insist on amendments nos 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13*

Yes

Split

Yes

No

No

4 Dec

Committee

Nation-building Funds Bill 2008 - Motion that the committee not insist on amendments nos 1, 39, 44, 45, 49, 50, 70, 71 and 78*

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

4 Dec

Committee

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television Switch-over) Bill 2008 - Motion that the committee agree to Reps amendments nos 2 and 4 to 7

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

 

 


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