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SOCIAL SECURITY AND REPATRIATION (ABOLITION OF ASSETS TEST) BILL 1985

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

Debate resumed.

Question-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 27

Senators- Baume Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Brownhill Carrick, Sir John Collard Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hill Kilgariff (Teller) Knowles Lajovic Lewis MacGibbon Messner Missen Parer Puplick Scott Sheil Short Teague Vanstone Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 35

Senators- Aulich Black Bolkus Childs Chipp Coates Cook Cooney Crowley Devlin Elstob Evans, Gareth Evans, Jack Gietzelt Grimes Haines Harradine Hearn Jones McIntosh McKiernan Macklin Maguire Mason Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sibraa Tate Vigor Walsh Zakharov

And so it was negatived.

Pursuant to Sessional Order, consideration of General Business was interrupted.