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-Rescission and Reconsider- ation: Senator Georges, by leave, moved-That the vote of the Senate this day relating to the meeting of the Joint Statutory Committee of Public Accounts during the sitting of the Senate be rescinded and that the motion be reconsidered forthwith.

Question-put and passed.

Senator Georges accordingly moved-That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent such Senators as are members of the Joint Statutory Committee of Public Accounts attending a meeting of the Committee during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 7 September 1983.

Debate ensued.

And it being 6.30 p.m.-

Adjournment Negatived: The President, under Sessional Order, put the Question-That the Senate do now adjourn.

Question-put and negatived.

Debate continued.


The Senate divided

AYES, 33

Senators- Bolkus Button Childs Chipp Coates Coleman Colston Cook Crowley Elstob Evans, Gareth Evans, Jack Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Haines Jones McClelland McIntosh Macklin Maguire Mason Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sibraa Tate Walsh

NOES, 27

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Hamer Harradine Hill Kilgariff (Teller) Lajovic Lewis MacGibbon Martin Messner Missen Rae, Peter Reid Scott Teague Townley Walters Watson Withers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.