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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 (see entry no. 3).

Debate resumed.

Limitation of debate: The time allotted for the consideration of this bill expired.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 31

Senators—

Abetz

Back

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boyce

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Cormann

Edwards

Eggleston

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Humphries

Joyce

Kroger (Teller)

Macdonald

Madigan

Mason

McKenzie

Nash

Parry

Payne

Ruston

Ryan

Scullion

Sinodinos

Smith

Williams

Xenophon


NOES, 34

Senators—

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown

Cameron

Carr, Kim

Collins

Crossin

Di Natale

Faulkner

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Lines

Ludlam

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley (Teller)

Pratt

Rhiannon

Siewert

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thorp

Urquhart

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

Question negatived.

Question—That this bill be now read a second time—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,46


Senators—
BilykFurnerMcLucasSinodinos
BirminghamGallacherMilneStephens
BishopHanson-YoungMooreSterle
BoyceHoggNashThorp
BrownHumphriesPayneUrquhart
CameronJoycePolley (Teller)Waters
Carr, KimLinesPrattWhish-Wilson
CollinsLudlamRhiannonWilliams
CrossinLundyRustonWright
Di NataleMacdonaldScullionXenophon
FaulknerMarshallSiewert
FeeneyMcEwenSingh

NOES, 8


Senators—
BackBushby (Teller)FawcettMcKenzie
BernardiEgglestonMadiganSmith

Question agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Question—That the remaining stages of this bill be agreed to and this bill be now passed—put.

Although no division was called for, the President drew attention to the constitutional requirement that the bill must be passed by an absolute majority and directed that the bells be rung.


The following 46 senators voted for the third reading.

Senators—

Bilyk

Birmingham

Bishop

Boyce

Brown

Cameron

Carr, Kim

Collins

Crossin

Di Natale

Faulkner

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Humphries

Joyce

Lines

Ludlam

Lundy

Macdonald

Marshall

McEwen

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Nash

Payne

Polley (Teller)

Pratt

Rhiannon

Ruston

Scullion

Siewert

Singh

Sinodinos

Stephens

Sterle

Thorp

Urquhart

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Williams

Wright

Xenophon

The following 8 senators voted against the third reading.

Senators—

Back

Bernardi

Bushby (Teller)

Eggleston

Fawcett

Madigan

McKenzie

Smith

Question agreed to by an absolute majority of the Senate, as required by the Constitution.

Bill read a third time.