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URGENCY MOTION

The Deputy-President (Senator Hamer) informed the Senate that the President had received a letter from Senator Messner advising that this day he intended to move-That in the opinion of the Senate the following is a matter of urgency: ""The need of the Hawke Labor Government to abandon its proposed capital gains tax because of the destructive effects on incentive''.

And at least 4 Senators having risen in support of the motion-

Senator Messner thereupon moved the motion.

Debate ensued.

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

Question-That the Question be now put-put and passed.

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

The Senate divided

AYES, 28

Senators- Archer Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Brownhill Carrick, Sir John Collard Crichton-Browne Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hill Jessop Knowles Lewis MacGibbon Messner Missen Parer Puplick Rae, Peter Sheil (Teller) Short Teague Townley Vanstone Walters Watson

NOES, 36

Senators- Aulich Black Bolkus Chipp Coates Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Devlin Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Giles Haines Jones McClelland McIntosh McKiernan Macklin Maguire Mason Morris Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sanders Sibraa Siddons Tate Vigor Walsh Zakharov

And so it was negatived.

Pursuant to Sessional Order, consideration of Government Papers was called on.