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QUESTIONS

Questions without notice being asked—

Paper

Dr Wooldridge (Minister for Health and Aged Care) presented the following paper:

Commonwealth Health Grants to the States $per uninsured person—Table prepared by the Department of Health and Aged Care covering periods 1993-94 to 1997-98 and 1998-99 to 2002-03.

Questions without notice continuing—

Mr Beazley (Leader of the Opposition) asking a question—

Speaker's ruling

The Speaker ruled that the question, relating to the Queensland State Liberal Party, was out of order as it did not relate to any matter of administration for which the Minister was responsible.

Dissent from ruling moved

Mr Beazley moved—That the ruling be dissented from.

Debate ensued.

Member ordered to withdraw

At 3.37 p.m. the Member for Prospect (Mrs Crosio) 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 she accordingly withdrew from the Chamber.

Debate continued.

Member ordered to withdraw

At 3.53 p.m. the Member for Burke (Mr O'Keefe) 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.

Debate continued.

Mr McMullan rising to address the House—

Closure

Mr Reith (Leader of the House) 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, 76

Mr AbbottMrs DraperMr LiebermanMr Schultz
Mr AndersonMrs ElsonMr LindsayMr Scott
Mr AndrenMr EntschMr LloydMr Secker
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FaheyMr McArthur*Mr Slipper
Mr AnthonyMr Forrest*Mr I. E. MacfarlaneMr Somlyay
Fran BaileyMs GambaroMr McGauranDr Southcott
Mr BairdMrs GashMrs MayDr Stone
Mr BarresiMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMrs Sullivan
Mr BartlettMr HaaseMr NairnMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BillsonMr HardgraveMr NehlMr A. P. Thomson
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HawkerDr NelsonMr Truss
Ms J. I. BishopMr HockeyMr NevilleMr Tuckey
Mr BroughMr HowardMr PearceMr 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
Mr DownerMr LawlerMr St ClairMs Worth

NOES, 60

Mr AdamsMr L. D. T. FergusonMr LathamMr O'Connor
Mr AlbaneseMr M. J. FergusonDr LawrenceMs Plibersek
Mr BeazleyMs GerickMr LeeMr Quick
Mr BevisMr GibbonsMs LivermoreMr Ripoll
Mr BreretonMs GillardMr McClellandMs Roxon
Ms BurkeMr GriffinMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sawford*
Mr ByrneMs HallMs MacklinMr Sercombe*
Ms CorcoranMr HattonMr McLeayMs Short
Mr CoxMs HoareMr McMullanMr Sidebottom
Mr CreanMr HollisDr MartinMr Smith
Mr DanbyMr HorneMr MelhamMr Snowdon
Mr EdwardsMrs IrwinMr MorrisMr Tanner
Ms EllisMr JenkinsMr MossfieldMr K. J. Thomson
Mr EmersonMs KernotMr MurphyMr Wilkie
Mr M. J. EvansMr KerrMs O'ByrneMr Zahra

* Tellers


Pairs

Mr Fischer Mr Swan

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

And the question—That the ruling be dissented from—being accordingly put—

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

AYES, 61

Mr AdamsMr M. J. FergusonDr LawrenceMr Quick
Mr AlbaneseMr FitzgibbonMr LeeMr Ripoll
Mr BeazleyMs GerickMs LivermoreMs Roxon
Mr BevisMr GibbonsMr McClellandMr Sawford*
Mr BreretonMs GillardMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sercombe*
Ms BurkeMr GriffinMs MacklinMs Short
Mr ByrneMs HallMr McLeayMr Sidebottom
Ms CorcoranMr HattonMr McMullanMr Smith
Mr CoxMs HoareDr MartinMr Snowdon
Mr CreanMr HollisMr MelhamMr Tanner
Mr DanbyMr HorneMr MorrisMr K. J. Thomson
Mr EdwardsMrs IrwinMr MossfieldMr Wilkie
Ms EllisMr JenkinsMr MurphyMr Zahra
Mr EmersonMs KernotMs O'Byrne
Mr M. J. EvansMr KerrMr O'Connor
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr LathamMs Plibersek

NOES, 76

Mr AbbottMrs DraperMr LiebermanMr Schultz
Mr AndersonMrs ElsonMr LindsayMr Scott
Mr AndrenMr EntschMr LloydMr Secker
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FaheyMr McArthur*Mr Slipper
Mr AnthonyMr Forrest*Mr I. E. MacfarlaneMr Somlyay
Fran BaileyMs GambaroMr McGauranDr Southcott
Mr BairdMrs GashMrs MayDr Stone
Mr BarresiMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMrs Sullivan
Mr BartlettMr HaaseMr NairnMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BillsonMr HardgraveMr NehlMr A. P. Thomson
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HawkerDr NelsonMr Truss
Ms J. I. BishopMr HockeyMr NevilleMr Tuckey
Mr BroughMr HowardMr PearceMr 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
Mr DownerMr LawlerMr St ClairMs Worth

* Tellers


Pairs

Mr Fischer Mr Swan

And so it was negatived.

Questions without notice concluded.