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Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Attorney-General (Senator Gareth Evans)-That the Senate take note of the Statement.

Debate resumed.

Senator Durack moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion, add: ''and that there be laid upon the Table of the Senate without delay all those portions of the transcripts and transcripts of any tapes not so far transcribed which refer to any conversation between the judge and the solicitor or other conversations referring to the judge or in which he participated, together with the aide-memoire of the Attorney-General's discussions with the judge on 15 and 24 February 1984, subject to the deletion from all documents of any name or identifying characteristics of individuals''.

Debate continued.

Senator Haines moved an amendment to the proposed amendment, viz: Leave out ''portions of the transcripts and transcripts of any tapes not so far transcribed'', insert ''transcripts or parts of transcripts of authenticated and genuine tapes''.

Debate continued.

Question-That the words proposed to be left out be left out (Senator Haines' amendment to Senator Durack's proposed amendment)-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 35

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

NOES, 28

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

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Question-That the words proposed to be inserted be inserted (Senator Haines' amendment to Senator Durack's proposed amendment)-put and passed.

Amendment to proposed amendment agreed to accordingly.

Statements, by leave: The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney) and Senator Gareth Evans, by leave, made statements relating to Senator Durack's proposed amendment, as amended.

Question-That the words proposed to be added (Senator Durack's proposed amendment, as amended by Senator Haines' amendment) be added-put.

The Senate divided


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

NOES, 54

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

Amendment negatived accordingly.

On the motion of Senator Macklin the debate was adjourned.

Ordered-That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the first sitting day after 25 March 1984.