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Friday, 6 December 1985
Page: 3221


Senator GRIMES (Manager of Government Business)(3.42) —This matter was delayed from the extra session we had in the lunch hour because there were to be no divisions in that lunch hour. The Minister for Resources and Energy (Senator Gareth Evans) who was in charge at the time put the view that we should divide. I ask Senator Evans to consider seriously whether he really needs a division or whether he could not use the same procedure used by the Australian Democrats on the previous piece of legislation. As he is Minister in charge of the Bill, I would not consider acting in a dictatorial way.