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SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND SESSIONAL ORDERS MOVED

Mr McMullan moved—That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the adjournment debate from continuing until the Minister for Health and Aged Care attends the House to:

(1) clarify the powers of the Auditor-General in his inquiry into the Scan Scam; and

(2) guarantee to the House that the Auditor-General will have the power, in the course of his inquiry, to:

 (a) compel witnesses to attend and give such evidence; and

(b) compel persons to produce information, particularly the Minister and his staff and all those with whom he or his staff or Department were negotiating and any others who may have benefited from the decision of any pre-Budget leak of the decision.

Closure of Member

Mr Williams (Attorney-General) moved—That the Member be not further heard.

Question—put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr J. N. Andrew, in the Chair)—

AYES, 73

Mr AbbottMr FaheyMr LindsayMr Secker
Mr AndersonMr FischerMr LloydMr Slipper
Mr AnthonyMr Forrest*Mr McArthur*Mr Somlyay
Fran BaileyMrs GallusMr I. E. MacfarlaneDr Southcott
Mr BairdMs GambaroMr McGauranDr Stone
Mr BarresiMrs GashMrs MayMrs Sullivan
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMr NairnMr A. P. Thomson
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveMr NehlMr Truss
Ms J. I. BishopMr HawkerDr NelsonMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr BroughMr HockeyMr NevilleMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CadmanMrs HullMr NugentMr Wakelin
Mr CameronMr JullMr PyneDr Washer
Mr CausleyMr KatterMr ReithMr Williams
Mr CharlesMrs D. M. KellyMr RonaldsonDr Wooldridge
Mr CostelloJackie KellyMr RuddockMs Worth
Mrs DraperDr KempMr St Clair
Mrs ElsonMr LawlerMr Schultz
Mr EntschMr LiebermanMr Scott

NOES, 60

Mr AdamsMs GillardMr McClellandMs Roxon
Mr AlbaneseMr GriffinMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Rudd
Mr BevisMs HallMs MacklinMr Sawford*
Mr CoxMr HattonMr McMullanMr Sciacca
Mr CreanMs HoareMr MartinMr Sercombe*
Mr DanbyMr HollisMr MelhamMr Sidebottom
Mr EdwardsMr HorneMr MorrisMr Smith
Ms EllisMrs IrwinMr MossfieldMr Snowdon
Dr EmersonMr JenkinsMr MurphyMr Swan
Mr M. J. EvansMs KernotMs O[quot ]ByrneMr Tanner
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr KerrMr O[quot ]KeefeDr Theophanous
Mr M. J. FergusonMr LathamMs PlibersekMr K. J. Thomson
Mr FitzgibbonDr LawrenceMr PriceMr Wilkie
Ms GerickMr LeeMr QuickMr Wilton
Mr GibbonsMs LivermoreMr RipollMr Zahra

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Howard Mr Beazley

Mr Downer Mr McLeay

Mr Prosser Ms Burke

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Ms Macklin (seconder) addressing the House—


Closure of Member

Mr Slipper (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration) moved—That the Member be not further heard.

Question—put and passed.

Closure

Mr Slipper moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr J. N. Andrew, in the Chair)—

AYES, 73

Mr AbbottMr FaheyMr LindsayMr Secker
Mr AndersonMr FischerMr LloydMr Slipper
Mr AnthonyMr Forrest*Mr McArthur*Mr Somlyay
Fran BaileyMrs GallusMr I. E. MacfarlaneDr Southcott
Mr BairdMs GambaroMr McGauranDr Stone
Mr BarresiMrs GashMrs MayMrs Sullivan
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMr NairnMr A. P. Thomson
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveMr NehlMr Truss
Ms J. I. BishopMr HawkerDr NelsonMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr BroughMr HockeyMr NevilleMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CadmanMrs HullMr NugentMr Wakelin
Mr CameronMr JullMr PyneDr Washer
Mr CausleyMr KatterMr ReithMr Williams
Mr CharlesMrs D. M. KellyMr RonaldsonDr Wooldridge
Mr CostelloJackie KellyMr RuddockMs Worth
Mrs DraperDr KempMr St Clair
Mrs ElsonMr LawlerMr Schultz
Mr EntschMr LiebermanMr Scott

NOES, 60

Mr AdamsMs GillardMr McClellandMs Roxon
Mr AlbaneseMr GriffinMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Rudd
Mr BevisMs HallMs MacklinMr Sawford*
Mr CoxMr HattonMr McMullanMr Sciacca
Mr CreanMs HoareMr MartinMr Sercombe*
Mr DanbyMr HollisMr MelhamMr Sidebottom
Mr EdwardsMr HorneMr MorrisMr Smith
Ms EllisMrs IrwinMr MossfieldMr Snowdon
Dr EmersonMr JenkinsMr MurphyMr Swan
Mr M. J. EvansMs KernotMs O[quot ]ByrneMr Tanner
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr KerrMr O[quot ]KeefeDr Theophanous
Mr M. J. FergusonMr LathamMs PlibersekMr K. J. Thomson
Mr FitzgibbonDr LawrenceMr PriceMr Wilkie
Ms GerickMr LeeMr QuickMr Wilton
Mr GibbonsMs LivermoreMr RipollMr Zahra

* Tellers


Pairs

Mr Howard Mr Beazley

Mr Downer Mr McLeay

Mr Prosser Ms Burke

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

And the question—That the motion for the suspension of standing and sessional orders be agreed to—being accordingly put—

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr J. N. Andrew, in the Chair)—

AYES, 60

Mr AdamsMs GillardMr McClellandMs Roxon
Mr AlbaneseMr GriffinMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Rudd
Mr BevisMs HallMs MacklinMr Sawford*
Mr CoxMr HattonMr McMullanMr Sciacca
Mr CreanMs HoareMr MartinMr Sercombe*
Mr DanbyMr HollisMr MelhamMr Sidebottom
Mr EdwardsMr HorneMr MorrisMr Smith
Ms EllisMrs IrwinMr MossfieldMr Snowdon
Dr EmersonMr JenkinsMr MurphyMr Swan
Mr M. J. EvansMs KernotMs O[quot ]ByrneMr Tanner
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr KerrMr O[quot ]KeefeDr Theophanous
Mr M. J. FergusonMr LathamMs PlibersekMr K. J. Thomson
Mr FitzgibbonDr LawrenceMr PriceMr Wilkie
Ms GerickMr LeeMr QuickMr Wilton
Mr GibbonsMs LivermoreMr RipollMr Zahra

NOES, 73

Mr AbbottMr FaheyMr LindsayMr Secker
Mr AndersonMr FischerMr LloydMr Slipper
Mr AnthonyMr Forrest*Mr McArthur*Mr Somlyay
Fran BaileyMrs GallusMr I. E. MacfarlaneDr Southcott
Mr BairdMs GambaroMr McGauranDr Stone
Mr BarresiMrs GashMrs MayMrs Sullivan
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMr NairnMr A. P. Thomson
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveMr NehlMr Truss
Ms J. I. BishopMr HawkerDr NelsonMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr BroughMr HockeyMr NevilleMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CadmanMrs HullMr NugentMr Wakelin
Mr CameronMr JullMr PyneDr Washer
Mr CausleyMr KatterMr ReithMr Williams
Mr CharlesMrs D. M. KellyMr RonaldsonDr Wooldridge
Mr CostelloJackie KellyMr RuddockMs Worth
Mrs DraperDr KempMr St Clair
Mrs ElsonMr LawlerMr Schultz
Mr EntschMr LiebermanMr Scott

* Tellers


Pairs

Mr Howard Mr Beazley

Mr Downer Mr McLeay

Mr Prosser Ms Burke

And so it was negatived.