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ORDER OF BUSINESS-RE-ARRANGEMENT: Suspension of Standing Orders

Senator Robertson, at the request of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Button) and pursuant to contingent notice, moved-That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Button moving a motion relating to the order of business on the Notice Paper.

Question-put and passed.

Senator Robertson, at the request of Senator Button, moved- (1) That at 5.30 p.m . this day intervening business be postponed till after the consideration of General Business, Orders of the Day Nos 169 to 183 relating to motions to take note of Government Papers tabled in the Senate on 9 September 1982.

(2) That leave of the Senate be granted for the Orders of the Day to be considered in accordance with the provisions of the Sessional Order relating to consideration of Government Papers.

Debate ensued.

Question-put.

The Senate divided-

AYES, 30

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

NOES, 28

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

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.