Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document


Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Resources and Energy (Senator Evans)-That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.


The Senate divided

AYES, 35

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

NOES, 28

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

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time.

Constitutional and Legal Affairs-Standing Committee-Proposed reference: Senator Durack, pursuant to Standing Order 196a, moved-That the Trade Practices Amendment Bill 1985 be referred to the Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs.

Senator Durack addressing the Chair

And it being 7.30 p.m.-