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Wednesday, 27 February 1985
Page: 270

Senator HARRADINE(5.07) —I have no objection to the matter going to a vote. My problem with these sorts of urgency motions is the question of whether they give sufficient time to develop arguments at length.

Senator Tate —Hear, hear!

Senator HARRADINE —Senator Tate says: 'Hear, hear!' I would have liked to take up a couple of points Senator Tate made in regard to the moral questions. I believe that he selectively quoted from the Vatican Council. I would be happy to debate the matter at length with Senator Tate, Senator Macklin or anybody else. I did not raise this matter of the Vatican Council. It was raised by Senator Tate and Senator Macklin, but I would be happy in an extended debate to go over with them the moral issues. I have considered those issues very carefully over a number of years. It is on the basis of that consideration that I am happy to vote for this motion so that we may vote on the urgency motion. On that basis and on the basis of the consideration of those moral issues I support the urgency motion.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Original question put:

That the motion (Senator Chaney's) be agreed to.