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ELECTORAL REFORM-JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE-REFERENCE

Senator Macklin, pursuant to notice, moved-That the Constitution Alteration (Democratic Elections) Bill 1985 be referred to the Joint Select Committee on Electoral Reform for inquiry and report.

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

Question-That the Question be now put-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 35

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

NOES, 28

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

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

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

The Senate divided

AYES, 35

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

NOES, 28

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

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.