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CONSIDERATION OF LEGISLATION

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (Senator Conroy)—That the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009 is exempt from the order of the Senate of 13 May 2009 relating to the consideration of legislation, enabling consideration of this bill to proceed in accordance with the standing orders.

Debate resumed.

Statement by leave: The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Minchin), by leave, made a statement relating to the matter.

Debate continued.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,30


Senators—
ArbibFaulknerLudlamPratt
BilykFeeneyLudwigSiewert
Brown, BobFieldingLundyStephens
Brown, CarolFurnerMarshallSterle
CameronHanson-YoungMcEwen (Teller)Wortley
CollinsHoggMilneXenophon
ConroyHurleyO'Brien
FarrellHutchinsPolley

NOES, 29


Senators—
AbetzCashJohnstonRonaldson
BackColbeckKrogerRyan
BernardiCormannMacdonaldScullion
BirminghamEgglestonMcGauranTroeth
BoswellFifieldMinchinWilliams (Teller)
BoyceFisherNash
BrandisHeffernanParry
BushbyHumphriesPayne

Question agreed to.