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Senator McLaren, pursuant to notice, moved-That the Senate-

(a) congratulates the Leader of the Opposition in South Australia, Mr John Bannon, M.P., for his special November issue of Opposition Report, which gives a comprehensive rundown on the many problems that have beset South Australia since the election of the Tonkin Liberal Government in 1979;

(b) recommends that every South Australian citizen obtain a copy of the Report from Parliament House, Adelaide; and

(c) expresses concern that the Tonkin Government is closely following in the footsteps of the Fraser Government by its failure to honour election promises.

Debate ensued.

Paper: Senator Bolkus, by leave, laid upon the Table the following Paper:

South Australian Opposition Report, No. 13, November 1981.


The Senate divided-

AYES, 19

Senators- Bolkus Childs Coates Coleman Colston Evans Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Jones Keeffe McClelland McLaren Mulvihill Primmer Ray, Robert Ryan Teller: Senator Robertson

NOES, 29

Senators- Baume Bonner Carrick, Sir John Chaney Chipp Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Haines Hill Jessop Lajovic Lewis MacGibbon Macklin Martin Martyr Mason Messner Rae, Peter Reid Scott Siddons Teague Thomas Withers Young Teller: Senator Kilgariff

And so it was negatived.