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MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION AND ETHNIC AFFAIRS--PROPOSED SUSPENSION OF
STANDING ORDERS

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

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

suspended as would prevent Senator Hill moving a motion to provide for

the consideration of a matter, namely a motion to give precedence to a

motion in the following terms:

That the Senate condemns the Minister for Immigration and Ethnic

Affairs (Senator Bolkus) for his insensitivity in using the appalling

spectre of the Jewish holocaust in an effort to score cheap political

points and his unwillingness to withdraw the offensive remarks he made

in Estimates Committee F.

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided--

AYES, 31

Baume Boswell Brownhill Campbell Chapman Crichton-Browne Ellison Ferguson Gibson Herron Hill Kemp Knowles Macdonald, Ian Macdonald, Sandy MacGibbon McGauran Minchin Newman O'Chee (Teller) Panizza Parer Patterson Short Tambling Teague Tierney Troeth Vanstone Watson Woods

NOES, 34

Beahan Bell Bolkus Bourne Burns Carr Chamarette Childs Collins Colston Cook Coulter Denman Devereux Evans, Christopher Evans, Gareth Faulkner Foreman (Teller) Jones Kernot Lees Loosley McKiernan Margetts Murphy Neal Ray Reynolds Schacht Sherry Spindler West Woodley Zakharov

Question negatived.