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-Leave to sit during sittings of Senate: Senator Georges, pursuant to notice, 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 meetings of the Committee during sittings of the Senate on Wednesday, 12 October and Wednesday, 19 October 1983.

Debate ensued.


The Senate divided

AYES, 30

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

NOES, 24

Senators- Archer Baume Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard (Teller) Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Harradine Hill Jessop Kilgariff Lajovic Lewis Martin Messner Missen Reid Teague Townley Walters Withers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.