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CONSTITUTION ALTERATION (ELECTORS' INITIATIVE) BILL 1982 [1983

]: Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Mason-That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 5

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

NOES, 48

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Bolkus Button Carrick, Sir John Chaney Childs Coates Coleman Collard Colston Crichton-Browne Crowley Durack Evans, Gareth Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hearn Hill Jessop Jones Kilgariff Lajovic Lewis McClelland Maguire Messner Missen Primmer Ray, Robert Reid (Teller) Reynolds Richardson Robertson Ryan Sibraa Tate Teague Townley Walsh Walters Withers Zakharov

And so it was negatived.