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Senator Grimes, pursuant to Standing Order 448, moved-That so much of Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Grimes moving a motion concerning the posting of leaflets by the Department of Social Security on behalf of the Victorian Government for election purposes.

Debate ensued.


The Senate divided-

AYES, 28

Senators- Bolkus Childs Chipp Coates Coleman Colston Elstob Evans Foreman Gietzelt Giles Grimes Haines Harradine Jones Keeffe McClelland McIntosh McLaren Macklin Mason Mulvihill Ryan Sibraa Siddons Tate Walsh Teller: Robertson

NOES, 26

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Hamer Kilgariff Lajovic Lewis MacGibbon Martin Martyr Messner Rae, Peter Reid Scott Teague Townley Walters Watson Withers Young Teller: Thomas

The President announced the result of the Division and stated that, there not being an absolute majority of the whole number of Senators in favor of the motion, as required by Standing Order 448, the motion was not carried.

And consideration of Ministerial Papers resuming, according to Sessional Order-

And consideration of Ministerial Papers resuming, according to Sessional Order -