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CONSTITUTION ALTERATION (LOCAL GOVERNMENT) 2013

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins)—That this bill be now read a second time—and on the amendment moved by Senator Brandis:

 At the end of the motion, add "but that further consideration of the bill be made an order of the day for the first sitting day after the Government puts into place financial arrangements to provide for equal funding for both the `yes' and the `no' cases, to ensure that the Australian community is properly informed about the arguments for and against the proposed change to the Constitution".

Debate resumed.

Senator Collins moved—That the debate be adjourned.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 37

Senators—

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown

Cameron

Carr, Bob

Carr, Kim

Collins

Crossin

Di Natale

Faulkner

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Lines

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley

Pratt

Rhiannon

Siewert

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Thorp

Urquhart

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wong

Wright

NOES, 33

Senators—

Abetz

Back

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boswell

Boyce

Brandis

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Cormann

Edwards

Eggleston

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Heffernan

Humphries

Johnston

Joyce

Kroger (Teller)

Macdonald

Madigan

Mason

McKenzie

Nash

Parry

Payne

Ronaldson

Ruston

Ryan

Smith

Xenophon

Question agreed to.

On the motion of Senator Collins the resumption of the debate was made an order of the day for a later hour.