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QUESTIONS

Questions without notice being asked—

Member ordered to withdraw

At 2.34 p.m. the Member for Hunter (Mr Fitzgibbon) was ordered, under standing order 304A, to withdraw from the House for one hour for continuing to interject after a warning had been given from the Chair, and he accordingly withdrew from the Chamber.

Questions without notice continuing—


Minister for Aged Care—Motion of censure

Mr Beazley (Leader of the Opposition), by leave, moved—That this House censures the Minister for Aged Care for:

(1) placing at risk the safety, health and well-being of residents of nursing homes through her inaction, incompetence and inattention in the performance of her ministerial duties;

(2) not actively overseeing the policing of nursing home standards—notwithstanding the wide range of powers available under the Aged Care Act and subordinate legislation;

(3) her misleading of the Australian public and Parliament about the nature of her personal intervention into the Riverside Nursing Home.

Debate ensued.

Question—put.

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

AYES, 67

Mr AdamsMr FitzgibbonMs LivermoreMr Ripoll
Mr AlbaneseMs GerickMr McClellandMs Roxon
Mr BeazleyMr GibbonsMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Rudd
Mr BevisMs GillardMs MacklinMr Sawford*
Mr BreretonMr GriffinMr McLeayMr Sciacca
Ms BurkeMs HallMr McMullanMr Sercombe*
Mr ByrneMr HattonMr MartinMr Sidebottom
Mr CoxMs HoareMr MelhamMr Smith
Mr CreanMr HollisMr MorrisMr Snowdon
Mrs CrosioMr HorneMr MossfieldMr Swan
Mr DanbyMrs IrwinMr MurphyMr Tanner
Mr EdwardsMr JenkinsMs O'ByrneDr Theophanous
Ms EllisMs KernotMr O'ConnorMr K. J. Thomson
Dr EmersonMr KerrMr O'KeefeMr Wilkie
Mr M. J. EvansMr LathamMs PlibersekMr Wilton
Mr L. D. T. FergusonDr LawrenceMr PriceMr Zahra
Mr M. J. FergusonMr LeeMr Quick

NOES, 76

Mr AbbottMrs ElsonMr LiebermanMr St Clair
Mr AndersonMr EntschMr LindsayMr Schultz
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FaheyMr LloydMr Scott
Mr AnthonyMr FischerMr McArthur*Mr Secker
Fran BaileyMr Forrest*Mr I. E. MacfarlaneMr Slipper
Mr BairdMrs GallusMr McGauranDr Southcott
Mr BarresiMs GambaroMrs MayDr Stone
Mr BartlettMrs GashMr MooreMrs Sullivan
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMrs MoylanMr C. P. Thompson
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveMr NairnMr A. P. Thomson
Ms J. I. BishopMr HawkerMr NehlMr Truss
Mr BroughMr HockeyDr NelsonMr Tuckey
Mr CadmanMr HowardMr NevilleMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CameronMrs HullMr NugentMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CausleyMr JullMr ProsserMr Wakelin
Mr CharlesMr KatterMr PyneDr Washer
Mr CostelloMrs D. M. KellyMr ReithMr Williams
Mr DownerDr KempMr RonaldsonDr Wooldridge
Mrs DraperMr LawlerMr RuddockMs Worth

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.

Questions without notice concluded.