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CONSTITUTION ALTERATION (APPROPRIATION BILLS) BILL 1983

Question, by leave-That this Bill be now read a second time-again put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 26

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Carrick, Sir John Chaney Chipp Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Evans, Jack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Haines Hamer Hill Jessop Kilgariff (Teller) Lajovic Lewis Macklin Mason Messner Reid Teague Townley Walters Withers

NOES, 25

Senators- Bolkus Childs Coates Coleman Colston Crowley Evans, Gareth Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Hearn Jones McClelland Maguire Missen Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Sibraa Tate Walsh Zakharov

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time.

The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Bill.

In the Committee

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

The President resumed the Chair; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator Hamer) reported accordingly.

On the motion, by leave, of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney), the Report from the Committee was adopted.

Senator Chaney, by leave, moved-That this Bill be now read a third time.

Question-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 26

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Carrick, Sir John Chaney Chipp Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Evans, Jack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Haines Hamer Hill Jessop Kilgariff (Teller) Lajovic Lewis Macklin Mason Messner Reid Teague Townley Walters Withers

NOES, 25

Senators- Bolkus Childs Coates Coleman Colston Crowley Evans, Gareth Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Hearn Jones McClelland Maguire Missen Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Sibraa Tate Walsh Zakharov

The third reading not having been carried by an absolute majority of the Senate, as required by the Constitution, the Bill, in accordance with Standing Order 242, was forthwith laid aside.