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SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND SESSIONAL ORDERS—BILLS—LIMITATION OF DEBATE

Mr Reith (Leader of the House) moved—That, in relation to the proceedings on the following Bills, so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Leader of the House making one declaration of urgency and moving one motion for the allotment of time in respect of all the Bills:


Franchise Fees Windfall Tax (Collection) 1997;

Franchise Fees Windfall Tax (Imposition) 1997;

Franchise Fees Windfall Tax (Consequential Amendments) 1997;

Sales Tax (Customs) (Alcoholic Beverages) 1997;

Sales Tax (Excise) (Alcoholic Beverages) 1997;

Sales Tax (General) (Alcoholic Beverages) 1997;

Sales Tax Assessment Amendment 1997;

Excise Tariff Amendment (No. 3) 1997; and

Customs Tariff Amendment (No. 3) 1997.

Debate ensued.

The time allowed by standing order 91 for debate on the motion having expired—

Question—put.

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

AYES, 80

Mr AbbottMr DondasMiss J. M. KellyMr Ruddock
Mr AndersonMr DownerDr KempMr Scott
Mr J. N. AndrewMrs DraperMr LiebermanMr Sinclair
Mr K. J. AndrewsMrs ElsonMr LindsayMr Slipper*
Mr AnthonyMr R. D. C. EvansMr LloydMr A. C. Smith
Mrs BaileyMr FaheyMr McArthur*Mr Somlyay
Mr R. C. BaldwinMr ForrestMr McDougallDr Southcott
Mr BarresiMrs GallusMr McLachlanMrs Stone
Mr BartlettMs GambaroMr MarekMr Taylor
Mr BillsonMrs GashMr MilesMr A. P. Thomson
Mr BradfordMr GeorgiouMr MutchMr Truss
Mr BroadbentMrs E. J. GraceMr NairnMr Tuckey
Mr BroughMr HardgraveMr NehlMr M. A. J. Vaile*
Mr CadmanMr HawkerDr NelsonMrs D. S. Vale
Mr E. H. CameronMr HockeyMr NevilleMr Wakelin
Mr R. A. CameronMs JeanesMr ProsserMrs West
Mr CausleyMrs JohnstonMr PyneMr Williams
Mr CharlesMr JullMr RandallDr Wooldridge
Mr CobbMr KatterMr ReithMs Worth
Mr CostelloMrs D. M. KellyMr RonaldsonMr Zammit

NOES, 45

Mr AlbaneseMr M. J. FergusonMr LeeMr Price
Mr AndrenMr FilingMr McClellandMr Quick
Mr P. J. BaldwinMr FitzgibbonMs MacklinMr Sawford*
Mr BeddallMr E. L. Grace*Mr McLeayMr Sercombe*
Mr BevisMr GriffinMr McMullanMr Tanner
Mr BreretonMr HattonMr MartinDr Theophanous
Mr BrownMr HollisMr MelhamMr K. J. Thomson
Mr CreanMr JenkinsMr A. A. MorrisMr Willis
Mrs CrosioMr JonesMr P. F. MorrisMr Wilton
Mr DargavelMr KerrMr Mossfield
Mr G. J. EvansMr LathamMr O[quot ]Connor
Mr M. J. EvansDr LawrenceMr O[quot ]Keefe

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative by an absolute majority.