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CONSTITUTION ALTERATION (FIXED TERM PARLIAMENTS) BILL 1981

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question-That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question-put.

The Senate divided-

AYES, 35

Senators- Bolkus Bonner Childs Chipp Coates Colston Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Haines Hamer Hearn Hill Jones Keeffe McClelland McIntosh McLaren Macklin Martin Mason Missen Mulvihill Primmer Ray, Robert Ryan Sibraa Siddons Tate Walsh Teller: Senator Robertson

NOES, 25

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Carrick, Sir John Chaney Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Harradine Jessop Kilgariff Lajovic Lewis MacGibbon Martyr Messner Rae, Peter Reid Scott Teague Thomas Townley Walters Watson Withers Young Teller: Senator Collard

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time.

Senator Evans, by leave, moved-That consideration of the Bill in the Committee of the Whole be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.

Question-put and passed.