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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:

 Higher Education Support Amendment (Abolition of Compulsory Up-front Student Union Fees) Bill 2005

 Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2005

 Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment (Stored Communications and Other Measures) Bill 2005,

and moved—That these bills be considered urgent bills.

Proposed suspension of standing orders: The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Evans) 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.

Closure: The Minister for Defence (Senator Hill) moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,35


Senators—
AbetzEggleston (Teller)JoycePayne
AdamsEllisonMacdonald, IanRonaldson
BarnettFergusonMacdonald, SandySantoro
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMasonScullion
BrandisFifieldMcGauranTroeth
CalvertHeffernanMinchinTrood
ChapmanHillNashVanstone
ColbeckHumphriesParryWatson
CoonanJohnstonPatterson

NOES, 33


Senators—
AllisonEvansMarshallSiewert
BartlettFaulknerMcEwenSterle
BishopFieldingMcLucasStott Despoja
Brown, BobForshawMooreWebber
Brown, CarolHoggMurrayWong
Campbell, GeorgeHurleyNettleWortley
CarrKirk (Teller)O'Brien
ConroyLudwigPolley
CrossinLundySherry

Question agreed to.

Question—That the motion to suspend standing orders be agreed to—put.


The Senate divided—

AYES,33


Senators—
AllisonEvansMarshallSiewert
BartlettFaulknerMcEwenSterle
BishopFieldingMcLucasStott Despoja
Brown, BobForshawMooreWebber
Brown, CarolHoggMurrayWong
Campbell, GeorgeHurleyNettleWortley
CarrKirk (Teller)O'Brien
ConroyLudwigPolley
CrossinLundySherry

NOES, 35


Senators—
AbetzEggleston (Teller)JoycePayne
AdamsEllisonMacdonald, IanRonaldson
BarnettFergusonMacdonald, SandySantoro
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMasonScullion
BrandisFifieldMcGauranTroeth
CalvertHeffernanMinchinTrood
ChapmanHillNashVanstone
ColbeckHumphriesParryWatson
CoonanJohnstonPatterson

Question negatived.

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

The Senate divided—

AYES,35


Senators—
AbetzEggleston (Teller)JoycePayne
AdamsEllisonMacdonald, IanRonaldson
BarnettFergusonMacdonald, SandySantoro
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMasonScullion
BrandisFifieldMcGauranTroeth
CalvertHeffernanMinchinTrood
ChapmanHillNashVanstone
ColbeckHumphriesParryWatson
CoonanJohnstonPatterson

NOES, 33


Senators—
AllisonEvansMarshallSiewert
BartlettFaulknerMcEwenSterle
BishopFieldingMcLucasStott Despoja
Brown, BobForshawMooreWebber
Brown, CarolHoggMurrayWong
Campbell, GeorgeHurleyNettleWortley
CarrKirk (Teller)O'Brien
ConroyLudwigPolley
CrossinLundySherry

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:

 Higher Education Support Amendment (Abolition of Compulsory Up-front Student Union Fees) Bill 2005

 Second reading, commencing immediately until 4.30 pm today

 Remaining stages until 5 pm today

 Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2005

 Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment (Stored Communications and Other Measures) Bill 2005

 Commencing immediately after the preceding item until 5.15 pm today

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

Statement by leave: Senator Ludwig, by leave, made a statement relating to the matter.

Leave refused: The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) sought leave to make a statement.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

Proposed suspension of standing orders: Senator Bob Brown, pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Bob Brown making a statement.

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

Question—That the question be now put—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,34


Senators—
AbetzEgglestonJoycePayne
AdamsEllisonMacdonald, IanRonaldson
BarnettFergusonMacdonald, SandySantoro
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMasonScullion
BrandisFifieldMcGauran (Teller)Troeth
CalvertHeffernanMinchinTrood
ChapmanHillNashWatson
ColbeckHumphriesParry
CoonanJohnstonPatterson

NOES, 31


Senators—
AllisonCrossinMarshallSherry
BartlettEvansMcEwenSiewert
BishopFaulknerMcLucasSterle
Brown, BobForshawMooreStott Despoja
Brown, CarolHurleyMurrayWebber (Teller)
Campbell, GeorgeKirkNettleWong
CarrLudwigO'BrienWortley
ConroyLundyPolley

Question agreed to.

Question—That the motion to suspend standing orders be agreed to—put.


The Senate divided—

AYES,31


Senators—
AllisonCrossinMarshallSherry
BartlettEvansMcEwenSiewert
BishopFaulknerMcLucasSterle
Brown, BobForshawMooreStott Despoja
Brown, CarolHurleyMurrayWebber (Teller)
Campbell, GeorgeKirkNettleWong
CarrLudwigO'BrienWortley
ConroyLundyPolley

NOES, 34


Senators—
AbetzEgglestonJoycePayne
AdamsEllisonMacdonald, IanRonaldson
BarnettFergusonMacdonald, SandySantoro
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMasonScullion
BrandisFifieldMcGauran (Teller)Troeth
CalvertHeffernanMinchinTrood
ChapmanHillNashWatson
ColbeckHumphriesParry
CoonanJohnstonPatterson

Question negatived.

Question—That the question on the motion for the allotment of time be now put—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,34


Senators—
AbetzEgglestonJoycePayne
AdamsEllisonMacdonald, IanRonaldson
BarnettFergusonMacdonald, SandySantoro
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMasonScullion
BrandisFifieldMcGauran (Teller)Troeth
CalvertHeffernanMinchinTrood
ChapmanHillNashWatson
ColbeckHumphriesParry
CoonanJohnstonPatterson

NOES, 32


Senators—
AllisonCrossinLundyPolley
BartlettEvansMarshallSherry
BishopFaulknerMcEwenSiewert
Brown, BobFieldingMcLucasSterle
Brown, CarolForshawMooreStott Despoja
Campbell, GeorgeHurleyMurrayWebber (Teller)
CarrKirkNettleWong
ConroyLudwigO'BrienWortley

Question agreed to.

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


The Senate divided—

AYES,34


Senators—
AbetzEgglestonJoycePayne
AdamsEllisonMacdonald, IanRonaldson
BarnettFergusonMacdonald, SandySantoro
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMasonScullion
BrandisFifieldMcGauran (Teller)Troeth
CalvertHeffernanMinchinTrood
ChapmanHillNashWatson
ColbeckHumphriesParry
CoonanJohnstonPatterson

NOES, 32


Senators—
AllisonCrossinLundyPolley
BartlettEvansMarshallSherry
BishopFaulknerMcEwenSiewert
Brown, BobFieldingMcLucasSterle
Brown, CarolForshawMooreStott Despoja
Campbell, GeorgeHurleyMurrayWebber (Teller)
CarrKirkNettleWong
ConroyLudwigO'BrienWortley

Question agreed to.