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DAY AND TIME OF MEETING AND ORDER OF BUSINESS

The Leader of the Government (Senator Button) moved-That, unless otherwise ordered and notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders-

(a) the Senate, at its rising, adjourn till 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 10 December 1986, and the hours of meeting for that day be as follows:

9.30 a.m.-12.45 p.m.

2.00 p.m.-6.30 p.m.

8.00 p.m.-10.30 p.m.; and

(b) the Routine of Business for that day be as follows:

(i) Petitions,

(ii) Notices of Motion,

(iii) Formal Motions-Discovery of Formal Business,

(iv) Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper,

(v) At 2 p.m., Questions, and

(vi) further consideration of Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney) moved an amendment, viz: After sub-paragraph (b) (v) ""Questions,'', insert the following new sub-paragraph: ""(va) any proposal pursuant to Standing Order 64,''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the words proposed to be added be added-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 28

Senators- Alston Archer Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Brownhill Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Kilgariff (Teller) Knowles Lewis MacGibbon Messner Newman Parer Puplick Sheil Short Teague Vanstone Walters Watson

NOES, 35

Senators- Aulich Black Button Childs Coates Coleman Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Devlin Elstob Evans Gietzelt Giles Haines McClelland McIntosh (Teller) McKiernan Macklin Maguire Mason Morris Powell Ray Reynolds Robertson Ryan Sanders Sibraa Siddons Tate Vigor Walsh Zakharov

And so it was negatived.

Main Question-put and passed.