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RESEARCH INVOLVING EMBRYOS BILL 2002—DECLARATION OF URGENCY—ALLOTMENT OF TIME

Declaration of urgency: The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer (Senator Ian Campbell) declared the Research Involving Embryos Bill 2002 an urgent bill and moved—That this bill be considered an urgent bill.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,42


Senators—
AbetzColbeckLeesRidgeway
AllisonCoonanLightfootSantoro
AlstonEggleston (Teller)Macdonald, IanScullion
BarnettEllisonMacdonald, SandyStott Despoja
BartlettFergusonMasonTchen
BoswellFerrisMcGauranTierney
BrandisGreigMinchinTroeth
CalvertHeffernanMurrayVanstone
Campbell, IanJohnstonPattersonWatson
ChapmanKempPayne
CherryKnowlesReid

NOES, 32


Senators—
BishopCookHutchinsMurphy
BolkusCrossinKirkNettle
BrownDenmanLudwigO'Brien
BucklandEvansLundyRay
Campbell, GeorgeForshawMackay (Teller)Sherry
CarrHarradineMarshallStephens
CollinsHarrisMcLucasWebber
ConroyHoggMooreWong

Question agreed to.


Allotment of time: Senator Ian Campbell moved—That the time allotted for consideration of the remaining stages of the Research Involving Embryos Bill 2002 be as follows:

 Committee of the whole—

  Amendments to Part 1 and Divisions 1, 2 and 3 of Part 2

  commencing not later than 4 pm on Wednesday, 4 December 2002 for 1 hour or until 5 pm on Wednesday, 4 December 2002, whichever occurs first

  Amendments to Division 4 of Part 2

  commencing immediately after the previous item until 7 pm on Wednesday, 4 December 2002

  Amendments to Divisions 5 and 6 of Part 2

  commencing immediately after tabling and consideration of committee reports on Thursday, 5 December 2002 until 11.15 am

  Amendments to Parts 3, 4 and 5 and any remaining amendments

  commencing immediately after the previous item until 12.05 pm on Thursday, 5 December 2002

 All remaining stages until 12.45 pm on Thursday, 5 December 2002.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.