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Senator Bourne, pursuant to notice, moved--That Telecommunications

(Service Providers Class Licence) Direction No. 1 of 1995, made under

subsection 204(1) of the Telecommunications Act 1991, be disallowed.

Senator Alston moved the following amendment:

Omit all words after "That", substitute "the Senate calls on the

Government to immediately give a commitment that it will introduce an

open access regime for cable pay television from July 1997".

Debate ensued.

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

The Senate divided--

AYES, 28

Alston Baume Boswell Brownhill Chapman Crane Ellison Ferguson Gibson Herron Hill Kemp Knowles Macdonald, Sandy McGauran Minchin O'Chee Panizza (Teller) Parer Patterson Reid Short Tambling Teague Tierney Troeth Vanstone Woods

NOES, 32

Beahan Bell Bolkus Bourne Burns (Teller) Carr Chamarette Childs Coates Collins, Bob Colston Cook Crowley Denman Devereux Evans, Christopher Faulkner Forshaw Harradine Jones Kernot Lees McMullan Margetts Murphy Neal Ray Schacht Sherry Spindler Wheelwright Woodley

Question negatived.

Main question put.

The Senate divided--


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

NOES, 45

Alston Baume Beahan Boswell Brownhill Burns Carr Chapman Childs Coates Collins, Bob Colston Crane Crowley Denman Ellison Evans, Christopher Ferguson Forshaw Gibson Herron Hill Jones Kemp Knowles McGauran McMullan Minchin Murphy Neal O'Chee Panizza (Teller) Parer Patterson Reid Schacht Sherry Short Tambling Teague Tierney Troeth Vanstone Wheelwright Woods

Question negatived.