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PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTERS--CENSURE

Order read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Chamarette

(see entry no. 5).

Debate resumed.

Senator Harradine moved the following amendment:

Omit "censures", substitute "expresses its profound disapproval of the

actions of"; and omit "for misleading", substitute "which have had the

combined effect of giving a false impression to".

Debate ensued.

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

Debate continued.

Document: Senator Chamarette, by leave, tabled the following document:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission--Land

acquisitions--Copy of graph--Distribution of all Land Fund money to

1996-97.

Main question put.

The Senate divided--

AYES, 30

Abetz Baume Boswell Brownhill Calvert Campbell Chamarette Chapman Crane Ferguson Gibson Herron Kemp Macdonald, Ian Macdonald, Sandy MacGibbon Margetts Newman Panizza (Teller) Parer Patterson Reid Short Tambling Teague Tierney Troeth Vanstone Watson Woods

NOES, 29

Bell Bolkus Bourne Burns Carr Childs Coates Collins, Bob Collins, Jacinta Colston Cook Cooney Coulter Crowley Devereux Forshaw Jones (Teller) Kernot Lees McKiernan McMullan Murphy Neal Ray Sherry Spindler West Wheelwright Woodley

Question agreed to.