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FOUR BILLS—DECLARATION OF URGENCY—ALLOTMENT OF TIME

Declaration of urgency: The Minister for the Environment and Heritage (Senator Ian Campbell) declared the following bills to be urgent bills:

 Anti-terrorism Bill (No. 3) 2004

 Anti-terrorism Bill (No. 2) 2004

 Marriage Amendment Bill 2004

 Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Prisoner Voting and Other Measures) Bill 2004,

and moved—That these bills be considered urgent bills.

Statements by leave: Senators Mackay and Nettle, by leave, made statements relating to the declaration of urgency.

Question—That these bills be considered urgent bills—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,47


Senators—
BarnettCoonanKirkPatterson
BishopEgglestonKnowlesPayne
BoswellEvansLudwigSantoro
BrandisFergusonLundyScullion
BucklandFerris (Teller)Macdonald, SandyStephens
Campbell, GeorgeFifieldMackayTchen
Campbell, IanForshawMarshallTierney
CarrHillMasonTroeth
ChapmanHoggMcGauranWatson
ColbeckHumphriesMcLucasWebber
CollinsHutchinsMooreWong
ConroyJohnstonO'Brien

NOES, 9


Senators—
Allison (Teller)CherryMurrayRidgeway
BartlettGreigNettleStott Despoja
Brown

Question agreed to.


Allotment of time: Senator Ian Campbell moved—That the time allotted for consideration of the remaining stages of the bills be as follows:

 Anti-terrorism Bill (No. 3) 2004 ande Anti-terrorism Bill (No. 2) 2004 until 2 pm, 13 August 2004

 Marriage Amendment Bill 2004 until 5.30pm, 13 August 2004

 Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Prisonere Voting and Other Measures) Bill 2004 until 6 pm, 13 August 2004.

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,36


Senators—
BarnettFaulknerKnowlesMoore
BoswellFergusonLightfootPatterson
Campbell, GeorgeFerris (Teller)LundyPayne
Campbell, IanFifieldMacdonald, IanScullion
CarrForshawMacdonald, SandyTroeth
ChapmanHarrisMackayVanstone
ConroyHoggMarshallWatson
CoonanHumphriesMasonWebber
EvansJohnstonMcLucasWong

NOES, 8


Senators—
BartlettCherryMurrayRidgeway
BrownGreigNettle (Teller)Stott Despoja

Question agreed to.