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AUSTRALIAN PROPERTY GROUP--PROPERTY LEASES--ORDER FOR PRODUCTION OF
DOCUMENT

Motion determined as not formal: Senator Campbell requested that General

Business notice of motion no. 556 standing in his name for this day,

relating to an order for the production of documents by the Leader of

the Government in the Senate (Senator Gareth Evans) concerning property

leases, be taken as formal.

An objection was raised and the motion was not proceeded with as a

formal motion.

Suspension of standing orders: Senator Campbell, at the request of the

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Hill) and pursuant to

contingent notice, moved--That so much of the standing orders be

suspended as would prevent Senator Hill moving a motion relating to the

conduct of the business of the Senate, namely a motion to give

precedence to General Business notice of motion no. 556 standing in the

name of Senator Campbell for this day, relating to an order for the

production of documents by the Leader of the Government in the Senate

(Senator Gareth Evans) concerning property leases.

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided--

AYES, 41

Alston Baume Bell Bishop Boswell Bourne Brownhill Calvert Campbell Chamarette Crane Crichton-Browne Ellison Ferguson Gibson Harradine Herron Hill Kemp Kernot Knowles Lees Macdonald, Ian Macdonald, Sandy MacGibbon McGauran Margetts Minchin Newman Panizza Parer Patterson Reid (Teller) Short Spindler Tambling Tierney Troeth Vanstone Watson Woodley

NOES, 26

Beahan Bolkus Burns Carr Childs Coates Collins Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Denman Devereux Evans, Christopher Evans, Gareth Faulkner Foreman (Teller) Loosley McKiernan McMullan Murphy Ray Richardson Schacht West Zakharov

Question agreed to.

Senator Campbell, at the request of Senator Hill, moved--That General

Business notice of motion no. 556 standing in his name for this day,

relating to an order for the production of documents by the Leader of

the Government in the Senate (Senator Gareth Evans) concerning property

leases, may be moved immediately and have precedence over all other

business this day till determined.

Question put and passed.

Senator Campbell moved--

(1) That there be laid on the table, by the Leader of the Government

in the Senate (Senator Gareth Evans), not later than immediately

after question time on 10 February 1994, with respect to the

leases referred to in paragraph (2), being leases claimed to be

comparable in terms of net rental with the net rental paid at

Centenary House, a statement of each of the following items of

information:

(a) what is the address of the property;

(b) what is the net lettable area;

(c) what is the commencement date of the lease;

(d) what are the lease terms;

(e) what is the breakdown of the building outgoings on a per

square metre per annum basis; and

(f) what is the effective value of the incentive.

(2) The leases with respect to which information is ordered under

paragraph (1) are as follows:

(a) June 1993--the pre-commitment lease in NSW where the rental is

$462 per square metre gross ($420 per square metre net

approximately), and

(b) May 1993--the pre-commitment lease in Victoria where the

rental is $399 per square metre semi gross ($370 pre square

metre net approximately),

being the two leases referred to in the Australian Property Group

answer to a question on notice given to Estimates Committee D in

1993.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.