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COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL AMENDMENT (POLITICAL DONATIONS AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2008 [2009]

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

Debate resumed.

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) moved the following amendment:

 At the end of the motion, add "but the Senate calls on the Government to introduce truth in advertising measures in relation to elections so that voters are not deceived".

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put and negatived.

Main question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,32


Senators—
ArbibEvansHurleyPolley
BilykFarrell (Teller)HutchinsPratt
BishopFaulknerLudlamSherry
Brown, BobFeeneyLudwigSiewert
Brown, CarolForshawLundyStephens
CameronFurnerMcEwenSterle
CollinsHanson-YoungMcLucasWortley
CrossinHoggMilneXenophon

NOES, 32



Senators—
BarnettColbeckHumphriesParry
BernardiCoonanJohnstonPayne
BirminghamEgglestonJoyceRonaldson
BoswellFergusonKrogerRyan
BoyceFieldingMacdonaldScullion
BrandisFierravanti-WellsMasonTroeth
BushbyFifieldMcGauranTrood
CashFisherNashWilliams (Teller)

The ayes and noes were equal and so the question was negatived.