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LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENCES COMMITTEE--REFERENCE

Senator Margetts, pursuant to notice, moved--That the following matter

be referred to the Legal and Constitutional References Committee for

inquiry and report on or before 23 November 1995:

Whether an independent inquiry is justified into the conduct of the

Commonwealth's actions in relation to Ryker (Faulkner) v the

Commonwealthand Flint (9527/1982) and in particular into:

(a) the reasons for severe limitations which were imposed on the

management of Mrs Faulkner's case; and

(b) the evidence at the trial.

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided--

AYES, 39

Abetz Alston Baume Bell Boswell Bourne Brownhill Calvert Chamarette Chapman Coulter Crane Ellison Ferguson Gibson Harradine Herron Kemp Kernot Knowles Lees Macdonald, Ian Macdonald, Sandy McGauran Margetts Newman O'Chee (Teller) Panizza Patterson Reid Short Spindler Tambling Teague Tierney Troeth Vanstone Watson Woodley

NOES, 24

Beahan Bolkus Burns Carr Childs Coates Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Denman Devereux Evans, Christopher Evans, Gareth Foreman Forshaw Jones (Teller) McKiernan Murphy Neal Ray Schacht West Wheelwright

Question agreed to.