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Senator Grimes, by leave, moved--That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent consideration of General Business, Order of the Day No. 62 (Senate Elections (Queensland) Bill 1981), forthwith.

Debate ensued.


The Senate divided--

AYES, 28

Senator-- Senator-- Bolkus McClelland Button McLaren Childs Macklin Coates Mason Coleman Mulvihill Colston Primmer Elstob Ray, Robert Evans Ryan Foreman Sibraa Georges Siddons Giles Tate Grimes Walsh Haines Hearn Teller: Jones Robertson

NOES, 28

Senator-- Senator-- Archer MacGibbon Baume Martyr Bjelke-Petersen Messner Bonner Missen Carrick Rae, Peter Chaney Reid Collard Scott Crichton-Browne Teague Guilfoyle, Townley Dame Margaret Walters Hamer Watson Hill Withers Jessop Young Lajovic Teller: Lewis Kilgariff

The Ayes and Noes being equal, Question resolved in the negative.