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WORKPLACE RELATIONS AMENDMENT (WORK CHOICES) BILL 2005

Declaration of urgency: The Minister for Justice and Customs (Senator Ellison) declared the Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Bill 2005 an urgent bill and moved—That this bill be considered an urgent bill.

Leave refused: Senator Ludwig sought leave to make a statement relating to the declaration of urgency.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

Proposed suspension of standing orders: Senator Ludwig, at the request of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Evans) and pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Ludwig making a statement.

Debate ensued.

Question put and negatived.

Question—That this bill be considered an urgent bill—put.


The Senate divided—

AYES,34


Senators—
AbetzEgglestonJoycePatterson
AdamsEllisonKempPayne
BarnettFergusonLightfootRonaldson
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMacdonald, IanSantoro
BrandisFifieldMacdonald, SandyScullion
CalvertHeffernanMasonTroeth
ChapmanHillMcGauran (Teller)Trood
ColbeckHumphriesNash
CoonanJohnstonParry

NOES, 31


Senators—
AllisonFaulknerMcEwenSherry
BartlettForshawMcLucasSiewert
BishopHoggMilneStephens
Brown, BobHurleyMooreSterle
Brown, CarolKirkMurrayStott Despoja
ConroyLudwigNettleWebber (Teller)
CrossinLundyO'BrienWortley
EvansMarshallPolley

Question agreed to.

Allotment of time: Senator Ellison moved—That the time allotted for consideration of the remaining stages of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Bill 2005 be as follows:

 Second reading commencing immediately till noon today

 Committee of the whole till 2 pm today

 from not later than 3.45 pm till 6.30 pm today

 from 7.30 pm till 11 pm today

 from 9.30 am till 4.30 pm on 2 December 2005

 Remaining stages till 6 pm on 2 December 2005.

Closure: Senator Ellison moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,34


Senators—
AbetzEgglestonJoycePatterson
AdamsEllisonKempPayne
BarnettFergusonLightfootRonaldson
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMacdonald, IanSantoro
BrandisFifieldMacdonald, SandyScullion
CalvertHeffernanMasonTroeth
ChapmanHillMcGauran (Teller)Trood
ColbeckHumphriesNash
CoonanJohnstonParry

NOES, 31



Senators—
AllisonFaulknerMcEwenSherry
BartlettForshawMcLucasSiewert
BishopHoggMilneStephens
Brown, BobHurleyMooreSterle
Brown, CarolKirkMurrayStott Despoja
ConroyLudwigNettleWebber (Teller)
CrossinLundyO'BrienWortley
EvansMarshallPolley

Question agreed to.

Question—That the motion for the allotment of time be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,34


Senators—
AbetzEgglestonJoycePatterson
AdamsEllisonKempPayne
BarnettFergusonLightfootRonaldson
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMacdonald, IanSantoro
BrandisFifieldMacdonald, SandyScullion
CalvertHeffernanMasonTroeth
ChapmanHillMcGauran (Teller)Trood
ColbeckHumphriesNash
CoonanJohnstonParry

NOES, 31


Senators—
AllisonFaulknerMcEwenSherry
BartlettForshawMcLucasSiewert
BishopHoggMilneStephens
Brown, BobHurleyMooreSterle
Brown, CarolKirkMurrayStott Despoja
ConroyLudwigNettleWebber (Teller)
CrossinLundyO'BrienWortley
EvansMarshallPolley

Question agreed to.

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Special Minister of State (Senator Abetz)—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Limitation of debate: The time allotted for the second reading of the bill expired.

Question—That this bill be now read a second time—put.


The Senate divided—

AYES,36


Senators—
AbetzCoonanJohnstonNash
AdamsEggleston (Teller)JoyceParry
BarnettEllisonKempPayne
BoswellFergusonLightfootRonaldson
BrandisFierravanti-WellsMacdonald, IanSantoro
CalvertFifieldMacdonald, SandyScullion
Campbell, IanHeffernanMasonTroeth
ChapmanHillMcGauranTrood
ColbeckHumphriesMinchinVanstone

NOES, 34


Senators—
AllisonFaulknerMcEwenSiewert
BartlettFieldingMcLucasStephens
BishopForshawMilneSterle
Brown, BobHoggMooreStott Despoja
Brown, CarolHurleyMurrayWebber
Campbell, G (Teller)KirkNettleWong
ConroyLudwigO'BrienWortley
CrossinLundyPolley
EvansMarshallSherry

Question agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

The Senate resolved itself into committee for the consideration of the bill.

In the committee

Bill, taken as a whole by leave, debated.

At 2 pm: The President resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees (Senator Barnett) reported progress.