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PROPOSED DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE

The House was informed that Mr Latham had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, "The failure of the Government to come up with a coherent strategy to respond to the crisis in public liability insurance".

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—

Mr Latham rising to address the House—

Mr Abbott (Leader of the House) moved—That the business of the day be called on.

Question—put.

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

AYES, 75

Mr AbbottMr CostelloMr JohnsonMr Pyne
Mr AndersonMr DownerMr JullMr Randall
Mr K. J. AndrewsMrs DraperMrs D. M. KellyMr Ruddock
Mr AnthonyMr DuttonDr KempMr Scott
Fran BaileyMrs ElsonMr P. E. KingMr Secker
Mr BairdMr EntschMrs LeyMr Slipper
Mr BaldwinMr FarmerMr LindsayMr A. D. H. Smith
Mr BarresiMr Forrest*Mr LloydMr Somlyay
Mr BartlettMrs GallusMr McArthur*Dr Southcott
Mr BillsonMs GambaroMr I. E. MacfarlaneMr C. P. Thompson
Mrs B. K. BishopMrs GashMr McGauranMr Ticehurst
Ms J. I. BishopMr GeorgiouMrs MayMr Tollner
Mr BroughMr HaaseMrs MoylanMr Truss
Mr CadmanMr HardgraveMr NairnMr Tuckey
Mr CameronMr HartsuykerDr NelsonMr Wakelin
Mr CausleyMr HawkerMr NevilleDr Washer
Mr CharlesMr HockeyMs PanopoulosMr Williams
Mr CioboMrs HullMr PearceMs Worth
Mr CobbMr HuntMr Prosser

NOES, 61

Mr AdamsMr FitzgibbonMr McClellandMr Rudd
Mr AndrenMs GeorgeMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sawford
Mr BeazleyMr GibbonsMs MacklinMr Sciacca
Mr BevisMs GillardMr McLeayMr Sercombe
Mr BreretonMs GriersonDr MartinMr Sidebottom
Mr ByrneMr GriffinMr MelhamMr S. F. Smith
Ms CorcoranMs HallMr MossfieldMr Swan
Mr CoxMr HattonMr MurphyMr Tanner
Mr CreanMs HoareMs O'ByrneMr K. J. Thomson
Mrs CrosioMrs IrwinMr B. P. O'ConnorMs Vamvakinou
Mr Danby*Ms JacksonMr G. M. O'ConnorMr Wilkie
Mr EdwardsMr JenkinsMs PlibersekMr Windsor
Ms EllisMr KerrMr PriceMr Zahra
Mr EmersonMs C. F. KingMr Quick*
Mr EvansMr LathamMr Ripoll
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMs LivermoreMs Roxon

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.