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FOR – Motions - Mcbride, Mr David - Let a vote happen

The majority voted against a motion to suspend the usual procedural rules - known as standing orders - in order to let another vote take place. This means that other vote cannot happen.

Motion text

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Brisbane from moving the following motion:

That the House:

(1) notes with very real concern that the criminal trial of whistleblower David McBride has commenced today and that this brave and principled Australian faces the very real prospect of jail for telling the public the truth about potential war crimes committed by the Australian Defence Forces in Afghanistan; and

(2) calls on the Attorney-General to urgently use his powers under the Judiciary Act to end this prosecution and by doing so provide a clear message to whistleblowers around the country that the truth matters to the Australian Government.


Date and time: 6:13 PM on 2023-11-13
Allegra Spender's vote: Aye
Total number of "aye" votes: 12
Total number of "no" votes: 43
Total number of abstentions: 96

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