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Mr Windsor moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for New England moving forthwith—That the House's program be altered to allow Members to debate the following motion—

That in light of the NSW Farmers Association City-Country Snapshot Report showing the growing divide between city and country and the new 10 year discriminatory US Farm Bill and the release last
week of the 2001 Australian Census results, this House discuss as a matter of urgency the adoption of zonal taxation proposals as put forward by the National Farmers Federation, the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Local Government Association as a way of overcoming the population drift, economic decline and inequity of services of country Australia.

Mr Andren seconded the motion.

Mr Windsor addressing the House—

Closure of Member

Mr Cameron (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Family and Community Services) moved—That the Member be not further heard.


The House divided (the Deputy Speaker, Mr Barresi, in the Chair)—

AYES, 78

Mr AbbottMrs DraperDr KempMr Scott
Mr AndersonMr DuttonMr P. E. KingMr Secker
Mr K. J. AndrewsMrs ElsonMrs LeyMr Slipper
Mr AnthonyMr EntschMr LindsayMr A. D. H. Smith
Fran BaileyMr FarmerMr LloydMr Somlyay
Mr BairdMr Forrest*Mr McArthur*Dr Southcott
Mr BaldwinMrs GallusMr I. E. MacfarlaneDr Stone
Mr BartlettMs GambaroMr McGauranMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BillsonMrs GashMrs MayMr Ticehurst
Mrs B. K. BishopMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMr Tollner
Ms J. I. BishopMr HaaseMr NairnMr Truss
Mr BroughMr HardgraveDr NelsonMr Tuckey
Mr CadmanMr HartsuykerMr NevilleMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CameronMr HawkerMs PanopoulosMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CausleyMr HockeyMr PearceMr Wakelin
Mr CharlesMrs HullMr ProsserDr Washer
Mr CioboMr HuntMr PyneMr Williams
Mr CobbMr JohnsonMr RandallMs Worth
Mr CostelloMr JullMr Ruddock
Mr DownerMrs D. M. KellyMr Schultz

NOES, 59

Mr AdamsMr FitzgibbonMr LathamMr Quick*
Mr AlbaneseMs GeorgeDr LawrenceMr Ripoll
Mr AndrenMr GibbonsMs LivermoreMs Roxon
Mr BeazleyMs GillardMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Rudd
Mr BevisMs GriersonMs MacklinMr Sciacca
Mr BreretonMr GriffinMr McLeayMr Sercombe
Mr ByrneMs HallMr McMullanMr Sidebottom
Mrs CrosioMr HattonDr MartinMr S. F. Smith
Mr Danby*Ms HoareMr MossfieldMr Snowdon
Mr EdwardsMrs IrwinMr MurphyMr Swan
Ms EllisMs JacksonMs O'ByrneMr Tanner
Mr EmersonMr JenkinsMr B. P. O'ConnorMr K. J. Thomson
Mr EvansMr KatterMr G. M. O'ConnorMr Windsor
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr KerrMs PlibersekMr Zahra
Mr M. J. FergusonMs C. F. KingMr Price

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Question—That the motion for the suspension of standing orders be agreed to—put and negatived.