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SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND SESSIONAL ORDERS MOVED

Mr Crean (Leader of the Opposition) moved—That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Minister for Small Business and Tourism from providing a full explanation of his interjection during Question Time and in particular:

(a) whether he used the word treason;

(b) if so, about whom; and

(c) with what justification;

and the Member for Griffith having equal time to respond.

Closure of Member

Mr Abbott (Leader of the House) moved—That the Member be not further heard.

Question—put.

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

AYES, 70

Mr AbbottMrs DraperMrs D. M. KellyMr Schultz
Mr AndersonMr DuttonJackie KellyMr Secker
Mr AnthonyMrs ElsonDr KempMr Slipper
Fran BaileyMr EntschMr P. E. KingMr A. D. H. Smith
Mr BairdMr FarmerMrs LeyMr Somlyay
Mr BaldwinMr Forrest*Mr LindsayDr Southcott
Mr BarresiMrs GallusMr LloydDr Stone
Mr BartlettMrs GashMr McArthur*Mr C. P. Thompson
Mr BillsonMr GeorgiouMr I. E. MacfarlaneMr Ticehurst
Ms J. I. BishopMr HaaseMrs MoylanMr Tollner
Mr BroughMr HardgraveDr NelsonMr Truss
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 Randall
Mr DownerMr JullMr Ruddock

NOES, 56

Mr AdamsMr FitzgibbonMr LathamMr Ripoll
Mr AlbaneseMs GeorgeDr LawrenceMs Roxon
Mr BevisMr GibbonsMr McClellandMr Rudd
Ms BurkeMs GillardMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sawford
Mr ByrneMs GriersonMs MacklinMr Sercombe
Ms CorcoranMr GriffinMr McLeayMr S. F. Smith
Mr CoxMs HallMr McMullanMr Snowdon
Mr CreanMr HattonMr MelhamMr Swan
Mrs CrosioMs HoareMr MossfieldMr Tanner
Mr Danby*Mrs IrwinMr MurphyMr K. J. Thomson
Mr EdwardsMs JacksonMr B. P. O'ConnorMs Vamvakinou
Ms EllisMr JenkinsMs PlibersekMr Wilkie
Mr EmersonMr KerrMr PriceMr Windsor
Mr EvansMs C. F. KingMr Quick*Mr Zahra

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Mr Swan (seconder) addressing the House—

Closure of Member

Mr Abbott moved—That the Member be not further heard.

Question—put and passed.

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