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FIFTY-TWO BILLS-DECLARATION OF URGENCY AND ALLOTMENT OF TIMES

Declaration of urgency: The Manager of Government Business (Senator Ray), having declared the following bills to be urgent bills-

Excise Tariff Amendment Bill 1990

Customs Tariff Amendment Bill 1990

Petroleum Excise (Prices) Amendment Bill 1990

Stevedoring Industry Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

Stevedoring Industry Levy Amendment Bill 1990

Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1990

Overseas Students Charge Amendment Bill 1990

Overseas Students (Refunds) Bill 1990

Higher Education Funding Amendment Bill 1990

Higher Education Funding Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1990

States Grants (TAFE Assistance) Amendment Bill 1990

States Grants (Schools Assistance) Amendment Bill 1990

Northern Prawn Fishery Voluntary Adjustment Scheme Loan Guarantee Amendment Bill 1990

Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

Defence Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1990

Primary Industries and Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

Australian Meat and Live-stock Corporation Amendment Bill 1990

Australian Meat and Live-stock (Quotas) Bill 1990

Community Services and Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1990

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Bill 1990

International Development Association (Further Payment) Bill 1990

Sales Tax Laws Amendment Bill (No. 3) 1990

Bounty Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1990

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 4) 1990

Child Support Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

Commonwealth Banks Restructuring Bill 1990

Builders Labourers' Federation Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

Transport and Communications Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

AUSSAT Amendment Bill 1990

Cattle Transaction Levy Bill 1990

Beef Production Levy Bill 1990

Cattle Export Charge Bill 1990

Cattle and Beef Levy Collection Bill 1990

Cattle Industry Legislation (Consequential Provisions) Bill 1990

Live-stock Slaughter Levy Amendment Bill 1990

Live-stock Export Charge Amendment Bill 1990

Australian Centennial Roads Development Amendment Bill 1990

Pipeline Authority (Charges) Bill 1990

Taxation Laws Amendment (Foreign Income) Bill 1990

Taxation (Interest on Non-resident Trust Distributions) Bill 1990

Taxation Laws Amendment (International Agreements) Bill 1990

Commonwealth Funds Management Limited Bill 1990

Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

Customs and Excise Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

Housing Loans Insurance Corporation (Sale of Assets and Abolition) Bill 1990

Commonwealth and State Housing Agreement (Service Personnel) Bill 1990

Defence Force (Home Loans Assistance) Bill 1990

Australian Heritage Commission Amendment Bill 1990

Corporations Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Bill 1990

Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

Social Security and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1990,

moved-That these bills be considered urgent bills.

Proposed suspension of standing orders: The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Hill), pursuant to contingent notice, moved-That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent debate taking place on the motion.

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 30

Senators- Alston Archer Baume, Michael Bell Bishop Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Calvert Campbell Chapman Crane Crichton-Browne Durack Harradine Herron Hill Kemp Macdonald MacGibbon O'Chee Olsen Panizza Parer Patterson Reid (Teller) Short Tambling Vanstone Walters Watson

NOES, 33

Senators- Aulich Beahan Bolkus Bourne Burns Childs Coates Collins Colston Cook Cooney Coulter Devereux Evans Foreman (Teller) Giles Kernot Lees Loosley McKiernan McLean McMullan Maguire Powell Ray Reynolds Schacht Sherry Sibraa Spindler Walsh West Zakharov

Question negatived.

Question-That these bills be declared urgent bills-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 34

Senators- Aulich Beahan Bell Bolkus Bourne Burns Childs Coates Collins Colston Cook Cooney Coulter Devereux Evans Foreman (Teller) Giles Kernot Lees Loosley McKiernan McLean McMullan Maguire Powell Ray Reynolds Schacht Sherry Sibraa Spindler Walsh West Zakharov

NOES, 29

Senators- Alston Archer Baume, Michael Bishop Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Calvert Campbell Chapman Crane Crichton-Browne Durack Harradine Herron Hill Kemp Macdonald MacGibbon O'Chee Olsen Panizza Parer Patterson Reid (Teller) Short Tambling Vanstone Walters Watson

Question agreed to.

Allotment of times: Senator Ray moved-That the times allotted for the consideration of the bills be as follows:

Excise Tariff Amendment Bill 1990

Customs Tariff Amendment Bill 1990

Petroleum Excise (Prices) Amendment Bill 1990

1 hour

Corporations Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

1 hour

Commonwealth Banks Restructuring Bill 1990

3 hours

Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1990

55 minutes

Primary Industries and Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

Australian Meat and Live-stock Corporation Amendment Bill 1990

Australian Meat and Live-stock (Quotas) Bill 1990

1 1/2 hours

Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Bill 1990

Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

Social Security and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1990

3 1/2 hours

Community Services and Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1990

4 hours

Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

Defence Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1990

1 hour 15

minutes

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 4) 1990

Child Support Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

1 hour

Overseas Students Charge Amendment Bill 1990

Overseas Students (Refunds) Bill 1990

Higher Education Funding Amendment Bill 1990

Higher Education Funding Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1990

States Grants (TAFE Assistance) Amendment Bill 1990

States Grants (Schools Assistance) Amendment Bill 1990

2 hours

Builders Labourers' Federation Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

45 minutes

Taxation Laws Amendment (Foreign Income) Bill 1990

Taxation (Interest on Non-resident Trust Distributions) Bill 1990

Taxation Laws Amendment (International Agreements) Bill 1990

1 1/2 hours

Cattle Transaction Levy Bill 1990

Beef Production Levy Bill 1990

Cattle Export Charge Bill 1990

Cattle and Beef Levy Collection Bill 1990

Cattle Industry Legislation (Consequential Provisions) Bill 1990

Live-stock Slaughter Levy Amendment Bill 1990

Live-stock Export Charge Amendment Bill 1990

2 hours

Australian Centennial Roads Development Amendment Bill 1990

2 hours

Pipeline Authority (Charges) Bill 1990

45 minutes

Northern Prawn Fishery Voluntary Adjustment Scheme Loan Guarantee Amendment Bill 1990

45 minutes

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Bill 1990

International Development Association (Further Payment) Bill 1990

1 hour

Sales Tax Laws Amendment Bill (No. 3) 1990

Bounty Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1990

1 1/2 hours

Stevedoring Industry Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

Stevedoring Industry Levy Amendment Bill 1990

1 hour 15

minutes

Transport and Communications Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

1 hour

AUSSAT Amendment Bill 1990

1 1/2 hours

Commonwealth Funds Management Limited Bill 1990

30 minutes

Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

20 minutes

Customs and Excise Legislation Amendment Bill 1990

20 minutes

Housing Loans Insurance Corporation (Sale of Assets and Abolition) Bill 1990

Commonwealth and State Housing Agreement (Service Personnel) Bill 1990

Defence Force (Home Loans Assistance) Bill 1990

45 minutes

Australian Heritage Commission Amendment Bill 1990

40 minutes

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 35

Senators- Aulich Beahan Bell Bourne Burns Childs Coates Collins Colston Cooney Coulter Crowley Devereux Evans Foreman Giles Kernot Lees Loosley McKiernan (Teller) McLean McMullan Maguire Powell Ray Reynolds Richardson Schacht Sherry Sibraa Spindler Tate Walsh West Zakharov

NOES, 30

Senators- Alston Archer Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Bishop Bjelke-Petersen (Teller) Boswell Calvert Campbell Chapman Crane Crichton-Browne Durack Harradine Herron Hill Kemp Macdonald MacGibbon O'Chee Olsen Panizza Parer Patterson Reid Short Tambling Vanstone Walters Watson

Question agreed to.