The government has voted to bring back a One Nation bill which tried and failed to remove vaccine mandates in Australia.
The government voted to refer the bill to a Senate committee on Thursday, despite previously voting against the bill in a division that saw five coalition senators cross the floor.
The referral initially passed but the vote was retaken in the Senate after a Labor senator missed the division.
The final vote to refer the One Nation bill was tied 24-24, meaning it failed.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson claims vaccine mandates have unleashed a pandemic of discrimination against people who don't want to get the jab.
Comments the Queensland senator made when introducing her bill drew swift condemnation from Labor and the crossbench, including a fiery speech from independent senator Jacqui Lambie.
Senator Lambie accused Senator Hanson of using fear over vaccines to garner votes, and that not wanting to be vaccinated did not absolve an individual from consequences associated with their decision.
Australian Associated Press