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PRIME MINISTER—MOTION OF CENSURE

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

(1) his, and his Government's repeated efforts to cover up the facts surrounding its knowledge of information from the Office of National Assessments, personal staff and Departmental advisers regarding the allegations that:

 (a) children may not have been thrown overboard from the SIEV 4 as first alleged on 7 October 2001; and

(b) the photographs released by the Minister for Defence may have misrepresented events on the SIEV 4 on 7 and 8 October 2001;

(2) his repeated failure to accept responsibility for his own conduct, and that of his office, his Department and his Government.

Debate ensued.

Question—put.

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

AYES, 66

Mr AdamsMr L. D. T. FergusonDr LawrenceMr Ripoll
Mr AlbaneseMr M. J. FergusonMs LivermoreMs Roxon
Mr AndrenMr FitzgibbonMr McClellandMr Rudd
Mr BeazleyMs GeorgeMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sawford
Mr BevisMr GibbonsMs MacklinMr Sciacca
Mr BreretonMs GillardMr McLeayMr Sercombe
Ms BurkeMs GriersonMr McMullanMr Sidebottom
Mr ByrneMr GriffinDr MartinMr S. F. Smith
Ms CorcoranMs HallMr MelhamMr Snowdon
Mr CoxMr HattonMr MossfieldMr Swan
Mr CreanMs HoareMr MurphyMr Tanner
Mrs CrosioMrs IrwinMs O'ByrneMr K. J. Thomson
Mr Danby*Ms JacksonMr B. P. O'ConnorMs Vamvakinou
Mr EdwardsMr JenkinsMr G. M. O'ConnorMr Wilkie
Ms EllisMr KerrMs PlibersekMr Zahra
Mr EmersonMs C. F. KingMr Price
Mr EvansMr LathamMr Quick*

NOES, 81

Mr AbbottMrs DraperMrs D. M. KellyMr Scott
Mr AndersonMr DuttonJackie KellyMr Secker
Mr K. J. AndrewsMrs ElsonDr KempMr Slipper
Mr AnthonyMr EntschMrs LeyMr A. D. H. Smith
Fran BaileyMr FarmerMr LindsayMr Somlyay
Mr BairdMr Forrest*Mr LloydDr Southcott
Mr BaldwinMrs GallusMr McArthur*Dr Stone
Mr BarresiMs GambaroMr I. E. MacfarlaneMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BartlettMrs GashMr McGauranMr Ticehurst
Mr BillsonMr GeorgiouMrs MayMr Tollner
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HaaseMrs MoylanMr Truss
Ms J. I. BishopMr HardgraveMr NairnMr Tuckey
Mr BroughMr HartsuykerDr NelsonMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CadmanMr HawkerMr NevilleMr Wakelin
Mr CameronMr HockeyMs PanopoulosDr Washer
Mr CausleyMr HowardMr PearceMr Williams
Mr CharlesMrs HullMr ProsserMr Windsor
Mr CioboMr HuntMr PyneMs Worth
Mr CobbMr JohnsonMr Randall
Mr CostelloMr JullMr Ruddock
Mr DownerMr KatterMr Schultz

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.