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6       Law and Justice—Marriage Laws—Proposed Suspension of Standing Orders

Leave refused : The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale) sought leave to move a motion relating to discrimination in the Marriage Act 1961 .

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

Proposed suspension of standing orders : Senator Di Natale, pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent him moving a motion to provide for the consideration of a matter, namely a motion to give precedence to a motion relating to discrimination in the Marriage Act 1961 .

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 12

Senators—

Di Natale

Leyonhjelm

Rice

Whish-Wilson

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Siewert (Teller)

Wright

Lazarus

Rhiannon

Waters

Xenophon

 

 

NOES, 36

Senators—

Back

Day

Madigan

O’Sullivan

Bernardi

Fawcett

McAllister

Parry

Bilyk (Teller)

Fifield

McEwen

Polley

Bullock

Gallacher

McGrath

Reynolds

Bushby

Gallagher

McKenzie

Ruston

Cameron

Ketter

McLucas

Singh

Canavan

Lindgren

Moore

Sinodinos

Collins

Ludwig

Muir

Smith

Cormann

Macdonald

O’Neill

Williams

 

 

Question negatived.