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The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Abbott (Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations)—That the House take note of the paper (presented on 12 August 2003), viz.:

Copy of the Prime Minister's motion on the Solomon Islands—

Debate resumed.

Suspension of sitting

At 4.55 p.m., a division having been called in the House, the proceedings were suspended.

Resumption of sitting

At 5.09 p.m., the proceedings were resumed.

Debate continued.

Debate adjourned (Mrs Elson), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.