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ELECTORAL AND REFERENDUM AMENDMENT (IMPROVING ELECTORAL PROCEDURE) BILL 2012

Order read for the further consideration of the bill in committee of the whole.

In the committee

Consideration resumed of the bill—and of the amendment moved by Senator Xenophon (see entry no. 3).

Debate resumed.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The committee divided—

AYES, 11

Senators—

Di Natale

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Madigan

Milne

Rhiannon

Siewert (Teller)

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

Xenophon

NOES, 31

Senators—

Back

Bilyk

Bishop

Boyce

Brown (Teller)

Bushby

Cameron

Evans

Fawcett

Furner

Gallacher

Hogg

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen

McKenzie

McLucas

Moore

Polley

Pratt

Ruston

Ryan

Singh

Smith

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Thorp

Urquhart

Williams

Question negatived.

Bill agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

The President resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees (Senator Bishop) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) the report from the committee was adopted and the bill read a third time.