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SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND SESSIONAL ORDERS MOVED

Ms Macklin moved—That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Jagajaga moving forthwith—That this House:

(1) censures the Minister for Family Services:

 (a) for misleading the House on the details of communications concerning the cost impost on thousands of Australian families arising from the federal Budget decisions on child care and other harsh measures affecting families, including the family tax package;

 (b) for failing to substantiate false claims made against the Member for Jagajaga in the House about communications concerning the very harsh impact of child care cost increases on Australian families;

(c) and calls on the Minister for Family Services immediately to correct the record on this matter and to apologise to the Member for Jagajaga for making false allegations against that Member;

 (d) notes that the "someone" referred to by the Minister in the House yesterday is in fact a woman who had expressed outrage about the consequences of the introduction, from April 1997, of changes to child care arrangements which she says will see low income wage earners, and single parents especially, having to quit their jobs, pull their kids out of child care and stay at home all because of the draconian consequences of the Government[quot ]s Budget; and

 (e) notes the complicity of the Member for Herbert in this matter; and

(2) calls on the Prime Minister to discipline the Minister for Family Services for misleading the House and to enforce the code of conduct on the behaviour of Ministers, particularly in regard to their misleading the House.

Closure of Member: Mr Reith (Leader of the House) moved—That the Member be not further heard.

Question—put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr Halverson, in the Chair)—

AYES, 77

Mr AbbottMrs DraperMr LiebermanMr Scott
Mr AndersonMrs ElsonMr LindsayMr Sinclair
Mr J. N. AndrewMr EntschMr LloydMr A. C. Smith
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr R. D. C. EvansMr McArthur*Mr W. L. Smith
Mrs BaileyMr ForrestMr McGauranDr Southcott
Mr R. C. BaldwinMrs GallusMr MarekMrs Stone
Mr BarresiMs GambaroMr MilesMr Taylor
Mr BartlettMrs GashMr MooreMr A. P. Thomson
Mr BillsonMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMr Truss
Mrs BishopMrs E. J. GraceMr MutchMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr BradfordMr HardgraveMr NairnMs D. S. Vale
Mr BroadbentMr HawkerMr NehlMr Wakelin
Mr BroughMr Hicks*Dr NelsonMrs West
Mr CadmanMr HockeyMr NevilleMr Williams
Mr R. A. CameronMs JeanesMr NugentDr Wooldridge
Mr CausleyMrs JohnstonMr ProsserMs Worth
Mr CharlesMr JullMr RandallMr Zammit
Mr CobbMrs D. M. KellyMr Reith
Mr DondasMiss J. M. KellyMr Ronaldson
Mr DownerDr KempMr Ruddock

NOES, 42

Mr AdamsMr M. J. FergusonMr LeeMr O'Keefe
Mr AlbaneseMr FitzgibbonMr McClellandMr Price
Mr P. J. BaldwinMr E. L. Grace*Ms MacklinMr Quick
Mr BeddallMr GriffinMr McLeayMr Sawford*
Mr BevisMr HattonMr McMullanMr Sercombe
Mr BrownMr HoldingMr MartinMr Tanner
Mr CreanMr HollisMr MelhamDr Theophanous
Ms EllisMr JenkinsMr A. A. MorrisMr K. J. Thomson
Mr G. J. EvansMr KerrMr P. F. MorrisMr Wilton
Mr M. J. EvansMr LathamMr Mossfield
Mr L. D. T. FergusonDr LawrenceMr O'Connor

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Mr Lee (seconder) addressing the House—

Closure of Member: Mr Reith moved—That the Member be not further heard.

Question—put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr Halverson, in the Chair)—

AYES, 78

Mr AbbottMr DownerDr KempMr Ruddock
Mr AndersonMrs DraperMr LiebermanMr Scott
Mr J. N. AndrewMrs ElsonMr LindsayMr Sinclair
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr EntschMr LloydMr A. C. Smith
Mr AnthonyMr R. D. C. EvansMr McArthur*Mr W. L. Smith
Mrs BaileyMr ForrestMr McGauranDr Southcott
Mr R. C. BaldwinMrs GallusMr MarekMrs Stone
Mr BarresiMs GambaroMr MilesMr Taylor
Mr BartlettMrs GashMr MooreMr A. P. Thomson
Mr BillsonMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMr Truss
Mrs BishopMrs E. J. GraceMr MutchMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr BradfordMr HardgraveMr NairnMs D. S. Vale
Mr BroadbentMr HawkerMr NehlMr Wakelin
Mr BroughMr Hicks*Dr NelsonMrs West
Mr CadmanMr HockeyMr NevilleMr Williams
Mr R. A. CameronMs JeanesMr NugentDr Wooldridge
Mr CausleyMrs JohnstonMr ProsserMs Worth
Mr CharlesMr JullMr RandallMr Zammit
Mr CobbMrs D. M. KellyMr Reith
Mr DondasMiss J. M. KellyMr Ronaldson

NOES, 42

Mr AdamsMr M. J. FergusonMr LeeMr O'Keefe
Mr AlbaneseMr FitzgibbonMr McClellandMr Price
Mr P. J. BaldwinMr E. L. Grace*Ms MacklinMr Quick
Mr BeddallMr GriffinMr McLeayMr Sawford*
Mr BevisMr HattonMr McMullanMr Sercombe
Mr BrownMr HoldingMr MartinMr Tanner
Mr CreanMr HollisMr MelhamDr Theophanous
Ms EllisMr JenkinsMr A. A. MorrisMr K. J. Thomson
Mr G. J. EvansMr KerrMr P. F. MorrisMr Wilton
Mr M. J. EvansMr LathamMr Mossfield
Mr L. D. T. FergusonDr LawrenceMr O'Connor

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Question—That the motion for the suspension of standing and sessional orders be agreed to—put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr Halverson, in the Chair)—

AYES, 43

Mr AdamsMr L. D. T. FergusonDr LawrenceMr O'Connor
Mr AlbaneseMr M. J. FergusonMr LeeMr O'Keefe
Mr P. J. BaldwinMr FitzgibbonMr McClellandMr Price
Mr BeddallMr E. L. Grace*Ms MacklinMr Quick
Mr BevisMr GriffinMr McLeayMr Sawford*
Mr BreretonMr HattonMr McMullanMr Sercombe
Mr BrownMr HoldingMr MartinMr Tanner
Mr CreanMr HollisMr MelhamDr Theophanous
Ms EllisMr JenkinsMr A. A. MorrisMr K. J. Thomson
Mr G. J. EvansMr KerrMr P. F. MorrisMr Wilton
Mr M. J. EvansMr LathamMr Mossfield

NOES, 78

Mr AbbottMr DownerDr KempMr Ruddock
Mr AndersonMrs DraperMr LiebermanMr Scott
Mr J. N. AndrewMrs ElsonMr LindsayMr Sinclair
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr EntschMr LloydMr A. C. Smith
Mr AnthonyMr R. D. C. EvansMr McArthur*Mr W. L. Smith
Mrs BaileyMr ForrestMr McGauranDr Southcott
Mr R. C. BaldwinMrs GallusMr MarekMrs Stone
Mr BarresiMs GambaroMr MilesMr Taylor
Mr BartlettMrs GashMr MooreMr A. P. Thomson
Mr BillsonMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMr Truss
Mrs BishopMrs E. J. GraceMr MutchMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr BradfordMr HardgraveMr NairnMs D. S. Vale
Mr BroadbentMr HawkerMr NehlMr Wakelin
Mr BroughMr Hicks*Dr NelsonMrs West
Mr CadmanMr HockeyMr NevilleMr Williams
Mr R. A. CameronMs JeanesMr NugentDr Wooldridge
Mr CausleyMrs JohnstonMr ProsserMs Worth
Mr CharlesMr JullMr RandallMr Zammit
Mr CobbMrs D. M. KellyMr Reith
Mr DondasMiss J. M. KellyMr Ronaldson

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.