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PRIME MINISTER—MOTION OF CENSURE

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

(1) his betrayal of his 1996 pledge to govern "for all of us", as well as his 1998 promise to commit himself "very genuinely to the cause of true reconciliation"; and

(2) his attempts to divide the Australian community, including on issues on indigenous affairs, for base political motives and to divert attention from the messes his Government has made of the GST and its implementation, nursing home standards and the future of Telstra.

Debate ensued.

Question—put.

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

AYES, 66

Mr AdamsMr FitzgibbonMr McClellandMs Roxon
Mr AlbaneseMs GerickMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Rudd
Mr BeazleyMr GibbonsMs MacklinMr Sawford*
Mr BevisMs GillardMr McLeayMr Sciacca
Mr BreretonMr GriffinMr McMullanMr Sercombe*
Ms BurkeMs HallMr MartinMr Sidebottom
Mr ByrneMr HattonMr MelhamMr Smith
Mr CoxMs HoareMr MorrisMr Snowdon
Mr CreanMr HollisMr MossfieldMr Swan
Mrs CrosioMrs IrwinMr MurphyMr Tanner
Mr DanbyMr JenkinsMs O'ByrneDr Theophanous
Mr EdwardsMs KernotMr O'ConnorMr K. J. Thomson
Ms EllisMr KerrMr O'KeefeMr Wilkie
Dr EmersonMr LathamMs PlibersekMr Wilton
Mr M. J. EvansDr LawrenceMr PriceMr Zahra
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr LeeMr Quick
Mr M. J. FergusonMs LivermoreMr Ripoll

NOES, 77

Mr AbbottMr EntschMr LloydMr Secker
Mr AndersonMr FaheyMr McArthur*Mr Slipper
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FischerMr I. E. MacfarlaneMr Somlyay
Mr AnthonyMr Forrest*Mr McGauranDr Southcott
Fran BaileyMrs GallusMrs MayDr Stone
Mr BairdMs GambaroMr MooreMrs Sullivan
Mr BarresiMrs GashMrs MoylanMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMr NairnMr A. P. Thomson
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMr NehlMr Truss
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveDr NelsonMr Tuckey
Ms J. I. BishopMr HockeyMr NevilleMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr BroughMr HowardMr NugentMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CadmanMrs HullMr ProsserMr Wakelin
Mr CameronMr JullMr PyneDr Washer
Mr CausleyMrs D. M. KellyMr ReithMr Williams
Mr CharlesJackie KellyMr RonaldsonDr Wooldridge
Mr CostelloDr KempMr RuddockMs Worth
Mr DownerMr LawlerMr St Clair
Mrs DraperMr LiebermanMr Schultz
Mrs ElsonMr LindsayMr Scott

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Hawker Mr Horne

And so it was negatived.