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DISCHARGE OF ORDER OF THE DAY

Mr McGauran (Minister for the Arts and the Centenary of Federation) moved—That the following order of the day, government business, be discharged:

Postal Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2000: Second reading—Resumption of debate.

Mr Smith addressing the House—

Closure

Mr McGauran 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, 71

Mr AbbottMr EntschMr LindsayMr Scott
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FischerMr LloydMr Secker
Mr AnthonyMr Forrest*Mr McArthur*Mr Slipper
Fran BaileyMrs GallusMr I. E. MacfarlaneDr Southcott
Mr BairdMs GambaroMr McGauranDr Stone
Mr BarresiMrs GashMrs MayMrs Sullivan
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMr NairnMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMr NehlMr A. P. Thomson
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveDr NelsonMr Truss
Ms J. I. BishopMr HawkerMr NevilleMr Tuckey
Mr BroughMr HockeyMr NugentMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CadmanMrs HullMr ProsserMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CameronMr JullMr PyneMr Wakelin
Mr CausleyMrs D. M. KellyMr ReithDr Washer
Mr CharlesJackie KellyMr RonaldsonMr Williams
Mr CostelloDr KempMr RuddockDr Wooldridge
Mrs DraperMr LawlerMr St ClairMs Worth
Mrs ElsonMr LiebermanMr Schultz

NOES, 58

Mr AdamsMr FitzgibbonMr LeeMr Ripoll
Mr BevisMr GibbonsMr McClellandMs Roxon
Mr BreretonMs GillardMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Rudd
Ms BurkeMr GriffinMs MacklinMr Sawford*
Mr ByrneMs HallMr McLeayMr Sciacca
Ms CorcoranMr HattonMr McMullanMr Sercombe*
Mr CoxMs HoareDr MartinMr Sidebottom
Mr CreanMr HollisMr MelhamMr Smith
Mr DanbyMr HorneMr MorrisMr Snowdon
Mr EdwardsMrs IrwinMr MossfieldMr Swan
Ms EllisMr JenkinsMr MurphyMr Tanner
Mr EmersonMs KernotMr O'ConnorMr K. J. Thomson
Mr M. J. EvansMr KerrMr O'KeefeMr Wilkie
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr LathamMr Price
Mr M. J. FergusonDr LawrenceMr Quick

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Howard Mr Beazley

Mr Fahey Ms Plibersek

Mr Downer Ms Gerick

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

And the question—That the motion be agreed to—was put accordingly, and passed.