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 10 MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—WORKPLACE RELATIONS AMENDMENT (FAIR DISMISSAL) BILL 2002 [NO. 2]

Message No. 229, 24 March 2003, from the Senate was reported returning the Workplace Relations Amendment (Fair Dismissal) Bill 2002 [No. 2] and acquainting the House that the Senate had considered message No. 262 of the House relating to the Bill and again insists on its amendments disagreed to by the House and desires the reconsideration of the Bill by the House in respect of the amendments.

Mr Abbott (Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations) moved—That the Bill be laid aside.

Debate ensued.

Question—put.

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

AYES, 79

Mr AbbottMr DownerJackie KellyMr Scott
Mr AndersonMr DuttonDr KempMr Secker
Mr AndrenMrs ElsonMr P. E. KingMr Slipper
Mr AnthonyMr FarmerMrs LeyMr A. D. H. Smith
Fran BaileyMr Forrest*Mr LindsayMr Somlyay
Mr BairdMrs GallusMr McArthur*Dr Southcott
Mr BaldwinMs GambaroMr I. E. MacfarlaneDr Stone
Mr BarresiMrs GashMr McGauranMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMrs MayMr Ticehurst
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMrs MoylanMr Tollner
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveMr NairnMr Truss
Ms J. I. BishopMr HartsuykerDr NelsonMr Tuckey
Mr BroughMr HawkerMr NevilleMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CadmanMr HockeyMs PanopoulosMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CameronMrs HullMr PearceMr Wakelin
Mr CausleyMr HuntMr ProsserDr Washer
Mr CharlesMr JohnsonMr PyneMr Williams
Mr CioboMr JullMr RandallMr Windsor
Mr CobbMr KatterMr RuddockMs Worth
Mr CostelloMrs D. M. KellyMr Schultz

NOES, 60

Mr AdamsMr L. D. T. FergusonMr McClellandMr Ripoll
Mr AlbaneseMr M. J. FergusonMs J. S. McFarlaneMs Roxon
Mr BeazleyMs GeorgeMs MacklinMr Rudd
Mr BevisMr GibbonsMr McLeayMr Sawford
Mr BreretonMs GillardMr McMullanMr Sciacca
Ms BurkeMr GriffinMr MelhamMr Sercombe
Mr ByrneMs HallMr MossfieldMr Sidebottom
Ms CorcoranMr HattonMr MurphyMr S. F. Smith
Mr CoxMs HoareMs O'ByrneMr Snowdon
Mr CreanMrs IrwinMr B. P. O'ConnorMr Swan
Mr Danby*Ms JacksonMr G. M. O'ConnorMr Tanner
Mr EdwardsMr KerrMr OrganMr K. J. Thomson
Ms EllisMs C. F. KingMs PlibersekMs Vamvakinou
Mr EmersonMr LathamMr PriceMr Wilkie
Mr EvansDr LawrenceMr Quick*Mr Zahra

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.