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SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND SESSIONAL ORDERS MOVED

Mr Beazley (Leader of the Opposition) moved—That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Leader of the Opposition moving forthwith—That this House censures the Prime Minister:

(1) for his failure to uphold proper standards of accountability, propriety and probity regarding his personal involvement in the "Travelgate" cover-up; and

(2) calls on him to establish immediately a full judicial inquiry with the power of compulsion under oath and calls on him to make himself available to testify before that inquiry.

Debate ensued.


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

Question—put.

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

AYES, 47

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

NOES, 90

Mr AbbottMrs ElsonMr LiebermanMr Sharp
Mr AndersonMr EntschMr LindsayMr Sinclair
Mr J. N. AndrewMr R. D. C. EvansMr LloydMr Slipper*
Mr AnthonyMr FaheyMr McArthur*Mr A. C. Smith
Mrs BaileyMr FischerMr McDougallMr W. L. Smith
Mr R. C. BaldwinMr ForrestMr McGauranMr Somlyay
Mr BarresiMrs GallusMr McLachlanDr Southcott
Mr BartlettMs GambaroMr MarekMrs Stone
Mr BillsonMrs GashMr MilesMrs Sullivan
Mrs BishopMr GeorgiouMr MooreMr Taylor
Mr BradfordMrs E. J. GraceMrs MoylanMr A. P. Thomson
Mr BroadbentMr HardgraveMr NairnMr Truss
Mr BroughMr HawkerMr NehlMr Tuckey
Mr CadmanMr Hicks*Dr NelsonMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr E. H. CameronMr HockeyMr NevilleMrs D. S. Vale
Mr R. A. CameronMr HowardMr NugentMr Wakelin
Mr CampbellMs JeanesMr ProsserMrs West
Mr CausleyMrs JohnstonMr RandallMr Williams
Mr CharlesMr JullMr ReidDr Wooldridge
Mr CobbMr KatterMr ReithMs Worth
Mr CostelloMrs D. M. KellyMr RonaldsonMr Zammit
Mr DondasMiss J. M. KellyMr Ruddock
Mrs DraperDr KempMr Scott

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.