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CONSIDERATION OF LEGISLATION

The Minister for the Environment, Sport and Territories (Senator

Faulkner) moved--That the order of the Senate of 29 November 1994,

relating to the consideration of legislation, be amended as follows:

Omit paragraph (1), substitute the following paragraph:

"(1) For the reasons set out in this resolution, where a bill:

(a) is first introduced in the Senate by a minister in a

period of sittings; or

(b) is received from the House of Representatives and was

introduced in the House of Representatives in the same

period of sittings,

and a motion is moved for the second reading of the bill, debate

on that motion shall be adjourned at the conclusion of the

speech of the Senator moving the motion and resumption of the

debate shall be made an order of the day for the first day of

sitting in the next period of sittings without any question

being put.'.

Debate ensued.

Senator Chamarette moved the following amendment:

After paragraph (b), insert the following word and paragraph:

"; or (c) is received from the House of Representatives after the

expiration of two-thirds of the total number of days of

sitting of the Senate scheduled for that period of

sittings".

Debate adjourned till the next day of sitting, Senator Chamarette in

continuation.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Hill), by leave,

moved--That Government Business orders of the day nos 1 and 2, relating

to the Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 1994 [1995] and the

Racial Hatred Bill 1994, be postponed to 28 March 1995.

Debate ensued.

Senator Spindler moved the following amendment:

Omit "orders of the day nos 1 and 2 relating to the Human Rights

Legislation Amendment Bill 1994 [1995] and the Racial Hatred Bill 1994",

substitute "order of the day no. 1 relating to the Human Rights

Legislation Amendment Bill 1994 [1995]".

Debate ensued.

Question--That the amendment be agreed to--put and negatived.

Main question put.

The Senate divided--

AYES, 32

Abetz Alston Baume Boswell Brownhill Chamarette Ellison Ferguson Gibson Harradine Herron Hill Kemp Knowles Macdonald, Ian Macdonald, Sandy MacGibbon McGauran Margetts Minchin Newman O'Chee Panizza (Teller) Parer Reid Short Tambling Teague Tierney Troeth Vanstone Watson

NOES, 28

Bell Bolkus Bourne Burns Carr Coates Colston Cooney Coulter Crowley Denman Devereux Evans, Christopher Faulkner Foreman (Teller) Forshaw Jones Kernot Lees Loosley McMullan Murphy Neal Ray Reynolds Spindler West Woodley

Question agreed to.

After 12.45 p.m.--