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URGENCY MOTION

The President informed the Senate that he had received a letter from the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney) advising that this day he intended to move-''That in the opinion of the Senate the following is a matter of urgency: The need for the Attorney-General to live up to the duties of his office''.

And at least 4 Senators having risen in support of the motion- Senator Chaney thereupon moved the motion.

Debate ensued.

Closure: Senator Tate moved-That the Question be now put.

Question-That the Question be now put-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 27

Senators- Bolkus Chipp Coates Coleman Colston Cook Crowley Elstob Evans, Gareth Evans, Jack Foreman Georges Gietzelt Hearn Jones McClelland Macklin Maguire Mason Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sibraa Tate Zakharov

NOES, 22

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

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Question-That the motion be agreed to-put accordingly.

The Senate divided

AYES, 22

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

NOES, 27

Senators- Bolkus Chipp Coates Coleman Colston Cook Crowley Elstob Evans, Gareth Evans, Jack Foreman Georges Gietzelt Hearn Jones McClelland Macklin Maguire Mason Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sibraa Tate Zakharov And so it was negatived.