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ADMINISTRATION—GUNNS AND FORESTRY TASMANIA—COMMERCIAL DISPUTE

Senator Colbeck, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 437—That the Senate calls on the Government to ensure that:

 (a) Commonwealth funds are not used to resolve the commercial dispute between Gunns and Forestry Tasmania; and

 (b) assistance to forest contractors is not reduced.

Leave refused: Senator Milne sought leave to move an amendment to the motion.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,29


Senators—
AbetzColbeckJohnstonParry
AdamsCormannJoyceRonaldson
BackEdwardsKroger (Teller)Ryan
BernardiFawcettMacdonaldScullion
BirminghamFierravanti-WellsMadiganWilliams
BoyceFifieldMason
BushbyHeffernanMcKenzie
CashHumphriesNash

NOES, 32


Senators—
ArbibDi NataleLudwigSiewert
BilykFarrellLundySingh
BishopFaulknerMarshallStephens
Brown, CarolFurnerMcEwen (Teller)Sterle
CameronGallacherMilneThistlethwaite
CollinsHanson-YoungMooreUrquhart
ConroyHoggPrattWaters
CrossinLudlamRhiannonWright

Question negatived.