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Order of the day read for the consideration of the bill in committee of

the whole.

Senator Harradine, pursuant to contingent notice, moved--That so much of

the standing orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Harradine

moving a motion to provide for the consideration of a matter, namely a

motion for an instruction to the committee of the whole to divide the


Question put.

The Senate divided--


Bell Bourne (Teller) Chamarette Harradine Kernot Lees Margetts Spindler Woodley

NOES, 35

Baume Beahan Brownhill Burns Chapman Childs Coates Colston Denman Evans, Gareth Faulkner Forshaw Jones Kemp Knowles Macdonald, Ian Macdonald, Sandy MacGibbon McGauran McKiernan McMullan Newman O'Chee Panizza (Teller) Patterson Ray Reid Sherry Tambling Tierney Troeth Watson West Woods Zakharov

Question negatived.

In the committee

Bill, taken as a whole by leave, agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

The Acting Deputy President (Senator West) resumed the Chair and the

Chairman of Committees (Senator Crichton-Browne) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Defence (Senator Ray) the report from

the committee was adopted and the bill read a third time.