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COMMUNITY YOUTH SUPPORT SCHEME FUNDING--Proposed Suspension of Standing Orders

The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Chipp), pursuant to Standing Order 448, moved--That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Chipp moving that the Senate requests the House of Representatives to continue funding CYSS programmes at least until May 1982, while a comprehensive public evaluation is undertaken, particularly in view of the Government's promise to make changes which would make the service "run smoothly and consistently'.

Debate ensued.

Question--put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 30

Senators-- Senators-- Bolkus Jones Button McClelland Childs McIntosh Chipp McLaren Coates Macklin Coleman Mason Colston Mulvihill Elstob Primmer Evans Ray, Robert Foreman Ryan Georges Sibraa Gietzelt Siddons Giles Walsh Grimes Haines Teller: Hearn Robertson

NOES, 29

Senators-- Senators-- Archer Martyr Bjelke-Petersen Messner Bonner Missen Carrick Rae, Peter Chaney Reid Collard Scott Crichton-Browne Teague Durack Thomas Guilfoyle, Townley Dame Margaret Walters Hamer Watson Hill Withers Jessop Young Lajovic Lewis Teller: MacGibbon Kilgariff

The President announced the result of the Division and stated that, there not being an absolute majority of the whole number of Senators in favour of the motion, as required by Standing Order 448, the motion was negatived.