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NINE 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:

 Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2005 and Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management (Related Amendments) Bill 2005

 Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2005

 Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Safety-nets) Bill 2005

 National Health Amendment (Budget Measures—Pharmaceutical Benefits Safety Net) Bill 2005

 Tax Laws Amendment (2005 Measures No. 4) Bill 2005

 Tax Laws Amendment (Superannuation Contributions Splitting) Bill 2005

 Tax Laws Amendment (Improvements to Self Assessment) Bill (No. 2) 2005

 Tax Laws Amendment (2005 Measures No. 5) Bill 2005,

and moved—That these bills be considered urgent bills.

Proposed suspension of standing orders: Senator Conroy, at the request of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Evans) and 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,32


Senators—
AllisonEvansLundyPolley
BartlettFaulknerMarshallSherry
Brown, BobFieldingMcEwenSiewert
Brown, CarolForshawMcLucasStephens
Campbell, GeorgeHoggMooreSterle
CarrHurleyMurrayStott Despoja
ConroyKirk (Teller)NettleWebber
CrossinLudwigO'BrienWortley

NOES, 34


Senators—
AbetzEgglestonKempPayne
AdamsEllisonLightfootRonaldson
BarnettFergusonMacdonald, IanSantoro
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMasonScullion
BrandisFifieldMcGauran (Teller)Troeth
CalvertHeffernanMinchinTrood
ChapmanHumphriesNashWatson
ColbeckJohnstonParry
CoonanJoycePatterson

Question negatived.

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


The Senate divided—

AYES,34


Senators—
AbetzEgglestonKempPayne
AdamsEllisonLightfootRonaldson
BarnettFergusonMacdonald, SandySantoro
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMasonScullion
BrandisFifieldMcGauran (Teller)Troeth
CalvertHeffernanMinchinTrood
ChapmanHumphriesNashWatson
ColbeckJohnstonParry
CoonanJoycePatterson

NOES, 32


Senators—
AllisonEvansLundyPolley
BartlettFaulknerMarshallSherry
Brown, BobFieldingMcEwenSiewert
Brown, CarolForshawMcLucasStephens
Campbell, GeorgeHoggMooreSterle
CarrHurleyMurrayStott Despoja
ConroyKirk (Teller)NettleWebber
CrossinLudwigO'BrienWortley

Question agreed to.

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

 Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2005 and Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management (Related Amendments) Bill 2005

 commencing immediately until noon on 8 December 2005Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2005

 commencing immediately after the preceding item until 1.45 pm on 8 December 2005

 Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Safety-nets) Bill 2005

 from not later than 4.15 pm until 6.30 pm on 8 December 2005

 National Health Amendment (Budget Measures—Pharmaceutical Benefits Safety Net) Bill 2005

 Tax Laws Amendment (2005 Measures No. 4) Bill 2005

 Tax Laws Amendment (Superannuation Contributions Splitting) Bill 2005

 Tax Laws Amendment (Improvements to Self Assessment) Bill (No. 2) 2005

 Tax Laws Amendment (2005 Measures No. 5) Bill 2005

 from 7.30 pm until 11 pm on 8 December 2005

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.