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QUESTIONS

Questions without notice being asked—

Paper

Mr Costello (Treasurer) presented the following paper:

Goods and services tax on imported books and magazines—Copy of letter from Mr Costello to Mr Wallace Kirsop, 25 May 1999.

Questions without notice continuing—

Suspension of standing and sessional orders moved

Mr Crean (Deputy Leader of the Opposition) moved—That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Treasurer moving forthwith a substantive motion with regard to his allegation that the Deputy Leader of the Opposition misled the House with regard to the application of GST on the importation of books through the internet.

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 J. N. Andrew, in the Chair)—

AYES, 76

Mr AbbottMr EntschMr LindsayMr Schultz
Mr AndersonMr FaheyMr LloydMr Scott
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FischerMr McArthur*Mr Secker
Mr AnthonyMr Forrest*Mr I. E. MacfarlaneMr Slipper
Ms BaileyMrs GallusMr McGauranMr Somlyay
Mr BairdMs GambaroMrs MayDr Southcott
Mr BarresiMrs GashMr MooreMrs Stone
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMrs Sullivan
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMr NairnMr C. P. Thompson
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveMr NehlMr A. P. Thomson
Ms J. I. BishopMr HawkerDr NelsonMr Truss
Mr BroughMr HockeyMr NevilleMr Tuckey
Mr CadmanMr HowardMr NugentMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CameronMrs HullMr ProsserMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CausleyMr JullMr PyneMr Wakelin
Mr CharlesMrs D. M. KellyMr ReithDr Washer
Mr CostelloDr KempMr RonaldsonMr Williams
Mrs DraperMr LawlerMr RuddockDr Wooldridge
Mrs ElsonMr LiebermanMr St ClairMs Worth

NOES, 65

Mr AdamsMr FitzgibbonMr McClellandMr Rudd
Mr AlbaneseMs GerickMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sawford*
Mr BeazleyMr GibbonsMs MacklinMr Sciacca
Mr BevisMs GillardMr McLeayMr Sercombe*
Mr BreretonMr GriffinMr McMullanMr Sidebottom
Ms BurkeMs HallMr MartinMr Smith
Mr CoxMr HattonMr MelhamMr Snowdon
Mr CreanMs HoareMr MorrisMr Swan
Mrs CrosioMr HollisMr MossfieldMr Tanner
Mr DanbyMr HorneMr MurphyDr Theophanous
Mr EdwardsMrs IrwinMs O[quot ]ByrneMr K. J. Thomson
Ms EllisMr JenkinsMr O[quot ]ConnorMr Wilkie
Dr EmersonMs KernotMr O[quot ]KeefeMr Wilton
Mr G. J. EvansMr KerrMs PlibersekMr Zahra
Mr M. J. EvansMr LathamMr Quick
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr LeeMr Ripoll
Mr M. J. FergusonMs LivermoreMs Roxon

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Mr Beazley (Leader of the Opposition) (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 J. N. Andrew, in the Chair)—

AYES, 76

Mr AbbottMr EntschMr LindsayMr Schultz
Mr AndersonMr FaheyMr LloydMr Scott
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FischerMr McArthur*Mr Secker
Mr AnthonyMr Forrest*Mr I. E. MacfarlaneMr Slipper
Ms BaileyMrs GallusMr McGauranMr Somlyay
Mr BairdMs GambaroMrs MayDr Southcott
Mr BarresiMrs GashMr MooreMrs Stone
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMrs Sullivan
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMr NairnMr C. P. Thompson
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveMr NehlMr A. P. Thomson
Ms J. I. BishopMr HawkerDr NelsonMr Truss
Mr BroughMr HockeyMr NevilleMr Tuckey
Mr CadmanMr HowardMr NugentMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CameronMrs HullMr ProsserMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CausleyMr JullMr PyneMr Wakelin
Mr CharlesMrs D. M. KellyMr ReithDr Washer
Mr CostelloDr KempMr RonaldsonMr Williams
Mrs DraperMr LawlerMr RuddockDr Wooldridge
Mrs ElsonMr LiebermanMr St ClairMs Worth

NOES, 65

Mr AdamsMr FitzgibbonMr McClellandMr Rudd
Mr AlbaneseMs GerickMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sawford*
Mr BeazleyMr GibbonsMs MacklinMr Sciacca
Mr BevisMs GillardMr McLeayMr Sercombe*
Mr BreretonMr GriffinMr McMullanMr Sidebottom
Ms BurkeMs HallMr MartinMr Smith
Mr CoxMr HattonMr MelhamMr Snowdon
Mr CreanMs HoareMr MorrisMr Swan
Mrs CrosioMr HollisMr MossfieldMr Tanner
Mr DanbyMr HorneMr MurphyDr Theophanous
Mr EdwardsMrs IrwinMs O[quot ]ByrneMr K. J. Thomson
Ms EllisMr JenkinsMr O[quot ]ConnorMr Wilkie
Dr EmersonMs KernotMr O[quot ]KeefeMr Wilton
Mr G. J. EvansMr KerrMs PlibersekMr Zahra
Mr M. J. EvansMr LathamMr Quick
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr LeeMr Ripoll
Mr M. J. FergusonMs LivermoreMs Roxon

* 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 J. N. Andrew, in the Chair)—

AYES, 65

Mr AdamsMr FitzgibbonMr McClellandMr Rudd
Mr AlbaneseMs GerickMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sawford*
Mr BeazleyMr GibbonsMs MacklinMr Sciacca
Mr BevisMs GillardMr McLeayMr Sercombe*
Mr BreretonMr GriffinMr McMullanMr Sidebottom
Ms BurkeMs HallMr MartinMr Smith
Mr CoxMr HattonMr MelhamMr Snowdon
Mr CreanMs HoareMr MorrisMr Swan
Mrs CrosioMr HollisMr MossfieldMr Tanner
Mr DanbyMr HorneMr MurphyDr Theophanous
Mr EdwardsMrs IrwinMs O[quot ]ByrneMr K. J. Thomson
Ms EllisMr JenkinsMr O[quot ]ConnorMr Wilkie
Dr EmersonMs KernotMr O[quot ]KeefeMr Wilton
Mr G. J. EvansMr KerrMs PlibersekMr Zahra
Mr M. J. EvansMr LathamMr Quick
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr LeeMr Ripoll
Mr M. J. FergusonMs LivermoreMs Roxon

NOES, 76

Mr AbbottMr EntschMr LindsayMr Schultz
Mr AndersonMr FaheyMr LloydMr Scott
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FischerMr McArthur*Mr Secker
Mr AnthonyMr Forrest*Mr I. E. MacfarlaneMr Slipper
Ms BaileyMrs GallusMr McGauranMr Somlyay
Mr BairdMs GambaroMrs MayDr Southcott
Mr BarresiMrs GashMr MooreMrs Stone
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMrs Sullivan
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMr NairnMr C. P. Thompson
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveMr NehlMr A. P. Thomson
Ms J. I. BishopMr HawkerDr NelsonMr Truss
Mr BroughMr HockeyMr NevilleMr Tuckey
Mr CadmanMr HowardMr NugentMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CameronMrs HullMr ProsserMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CausleyMr JullMr PyneMr Wakelin
Mr CharlesMrs D. M. KellyMr ReithDr Washer
Mr CostelloDr KempMr RonaldsonMr Williams
Mrs DraperMr LawlerMr RuddockDr Wooldridge
Mrs ElsonMr LiebermanMr St ClairMs Worth

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.

Questions without notice concluded.