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HOURS OF MEETING AND ROUTINE OF BUSINESS—VARIATION

The Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig), by leave, moved—That, on Tuesday, 10 March 2009:

 (a) the hours of meeting shall be 12.30 pm to 6.30 pm, and 7 pm to 11.40 pm;

 (b) the routine of business from 7 pm shall be government business only;

 (c) from 7 pm, any question in respect of which a division is called for, and any questions consequent on the outcome of that division, shall stand postponed until the next day of sitting at a time fixed by the Senate; and

 (d) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at pm.

Debate ensued.

Question put.


The Senate divided—

AYES,44


Senators—
BernardiCollinsHutchinsPayne
BilykConroyLudwigPolley
BirminghamCrossinLundyPratt
BishopFarrellMarshallScullion
BoswellFeeneyMcEwen (Teller)Stephens
BoyceFieldingMcGauranSterle
Brown, CarolFisherMcLucasTroeth
BushbyForshawMinchinTrood
CameronFurnerMooreWilliams
CashHoggNashWortley
ColbeckHurleyParryXenophon

NOES, 5


Senators—
Brown, BobLudlamMilneSiewert (Teller)
Hanson-Young

Question agreed to.