The majority voted against an amendment. It would have added the words below to the usual second reading motion, which is "That this bill be now read a second time" (parliamentary jargon for agreeing with the main idea of the bill). It was introduced by West Australian Senator Michaelia Cash (Liberal).
At the end of the motion, add ", and Schedule 1 of the bill be referred to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 February 2023".
Date and time: 4:06 PM on 2022-12-15
Senator Pocock's vote: No
Total number of "aye" votes: 23
Total number of "no" votes: 29
Total number of abstentions: 24
Related bill: Treasury Laws Amendment (Energy Price Relief Plan) Bill 2022
Adapted from information made available by theyvoteforyou.org.au