How your Vic MLAs voted on "Buffer Zones"

House of Assembly (Vic) vote on the Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Safe Access Zones) Bill 2015 (12/11/15)

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Question - That the Bill be now read a second time and a third time - put

House divided on question (the Speaker Mr Languiller in the Chair):

Ayes, 69

Ms Allan, Mr Andrews, Ms Asher, Ms Blandthorn, Ms Britnell, Mr Brooks, Mr Bull(Sunbury)

Mr Burgess, Mr D.Carroll, Ms Couzens, Mr Crisp, Ms D’Ambrosio, Mr Dimopoulos, Mr Donnellan, Mr Edbrooke, Ms Edwards, Mr Eren, Mr Foley,

Mrs Fyffe, Ms Garrett, Ms Graley, Ms Green,

Ms Halfpenny, Ms Hennessy, Mr Hibbins, Mr Howard, Ms Hutchins, Ms Kairouz, Ms Katos, Ms Kealy, Ms Kilkenny, Ms Knight, Mr Lim, Mr McCurdy, Mr McGuire, Ms McLeish, Mr Merlino, Mr Morris, Mr Nardella, Ms Neville, Mr Noonan,

Mr Northe, Mr O’Brien (Gippsland South), Mr Pakula, Mr Pallas, Mr Paynter, Mr Pearson, Mr Pesutto, Mr Richardson (Mordialloc), Ms Richardson (Northcote)

Ms Ryan, Ms Sandell, Mr Scott, Ms Sheed, Mr Smith (Kew) Mr Smith (Warrandyte), Mr Staikos, Ms Staley, Ms Suleyman, Mr Thomas, Ms Thomson (Footscray)

Ms Victoria, Mr Walsh, Ms Ward, Mr Wells, Ms Williams, Mr Wynne

Tellers:  Mr Carbines, Ms Spence

Noes, 13

Mr Angus, Mr Bull (Gippsland East), Mr Dixon, Mr Gidley, Mr Hodgett, Mr Riordan, Mr Southwick,  Mr Thompson (Sandringham); Mr Tilley; Mr Wakeling; Mr Watt. 

Tellers: Mr Blackwood, Mr Clark.

Question agreed to.



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