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THREE BILLS—DECLARATION OF URGENCY—ALLOTMENT OF TIME

Declaration of urgency: The Minister for Justice and Customs (Senator Ellison) declared the following bills to be urgent bills:

 Anti-Terrorism Bill (No. 2) 2005

 Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Other Measures) Bill 2005 and Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work) Bill 2005,

and moved—That these bills be considered urgent bills.


Statements by leave: The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Evans), the Minister for Defence (Senator Hill), the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) and Senator Bartlett, by leave, made statements relating to the declaration of urgency.

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

The Senate divided—

AYES,33


Senators—
AbetzEllisonMacdonald, IanSantoro
AdamsFergusonMacdonald, SandyScullion
BarnettFierravanti-WellsMasonTroeth
BoswellFifieldMcGauran (Teller)Trood
BrandisHeffernanNashVanstone
CalvertHumphriesParryWatson
ChapmanJoycePatterson
ColbeckKempPayne
EgglestonLightfootRonaldson

NOES, 31


Senators—
AllisonEvansLundySherry
BartlettFaulknerMarshallSiewert
BishopFieldingMcEwenStephens
Brown, BobForshawMcLucasSterle
Brown, CarolHoggMooreStott Despoja
Campbell, G (Teller)HurleyMurrayWebber
CarrKirkNettleWortley
CrossinLudwigPolley

Question agreed to.

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

 Anti-Terrorism Bill (No. 2) 2005

 second reading debate—commencing immediately until 8.30 pm today

 remaining stages—on 6 December 2005 from 12.30 pm until 2 pm and from not later than 4.30 pm until 6.30 pm

 Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Other Measures) Bill 2005 and Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work) Bill 2005

 second reading debate—from 8.30 pm until 11 pm today

 remaining stages—on 6 December 2005 from 7.30 pm until 11 pm

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

Question—That the question be now put—put and passed.

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