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ORDER OF THE DAY DISCHARGED

The Attorney-General (Senator Gareth Evans), by leave, moved-That Government Business, Order of the Day No. 32 (Constitution Alteration (Fixed Term Parliaments) Bill 1983) be discharged from the Notice Paper.

Debate ensued.

Question-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 51

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Bolkus Boswell Carrick, Sir John Childs Coates Coleman Colston Cook Crichton-Browne Crowley Durack Elstob Evans, Gareth Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Harradine Hill Jessop Jones Kilgariff (Teller) Lajovic Lewis McClelland Maguire Martin Messner Missen Rae, Peter Ray, Robert Reid Reynolds Richardson Ryan Scott Sibraa Tate Teague Townley Walsh Walters Watson Withers Zakharov

NOES, 5

Senators- Chipp Evans, Jack Haines Macklin (Teller) Mason

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.