The House of Representatives divided today on a Greens motion to set a date for the safe return of Australian troops from Afghanistan.
This is the first time the House of Representatives has voted on the deployment of troops in Afghanistan. Liberal Mal Washer crossed the floor to call a division and vote for Mr Bandt's motion.
"This war has been going on for longer than the First and Second World War combined. It is time for our troops to come home," Mr Bandt said.