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Questions without notice being asked—


Mr K. J. Thomson, in accordance with standing order 321, having called for documents quoted from by Mr Howard (Prime Minister)—

Mr Howard presented the following paper:

Foreign Affairs: Travel Advice—Extract from House Hansard, 24 March 2003.

Questions without notice continuing—

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 Leader of the Opposition moving forthwith—That this House censure the Prime Minister for:

(1) not telling the Australian Parliament and people the truth about the heightened threat of terrorism caused by the Government's decision to engage in military action in Iraq;

(2) not telling the Australian Parliament and people the truth about the increased risk of chemical and biological weapons falling into the hands of terrorists caused by the Government's decision to engage in military action in Iraq; and

(3) failing to take all the necessary steps to protect Australians from the threat of terrorism.

Debate ensued.


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

AYES, 60

Mr AdamsMr FitzgibbonDr LawrenceMr Price
Mr AlbaneseMs GeorgeMs LivermoreMr Quick*
Mr BevisMr GibbonsMr McClellandMr Ripoll
Ms BurkeMs GillardMs J. S. McFarlaneMs Roxon
Mr ByrneMs GriersonMs MacklinMr Rudd
Mr CoxMr GriffinMr McLeayMr Sawford
Mr CreanMs HallMr McMullanMr Sercombe
Mrs CrosioMr HattonMr MelhamMr Sidebottom
Mr Danby*Ms HoareMr MossfieldMr S. F. Smith
Mr EdwardsMrs IrwinMr MurphyMr Swan
Ms EllisMs Jackson*Ms O'ByrneMr Tanner
Mr EmersonMr JenkinsMr B. P. O'Connor*Mr K. J. Thomson
Mr EvansMr KerrMr G. M. O'ConnorMs Vamvakinou
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMs C. F. KingMr OrganMr Wilkie
Mr M. J. FergusonMr LathamMs PlibersekMr Zahra

NOES, 76

Mr AbbottMrs ElsonMrs D. M. KellyMr Randall
Mr AndersonMr EntschJackie KellyMr Ruddock
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FarmerDr KempMr Schultz
Mr BairdMr Forrest*Mr P. E. KingMr Scott
Mr BaldwinMrs GallusMrs LeyMr Secker
Mr BarresiMs GambaroMr LindsayMr Slipper
Mr BartlettMrs Gash*Mr LloydMr A. D. H. Smith
Mr BillsonMr GeorgiouMr McArthur*Dr Southcott
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HaaseMr I. E. MacfarlaneMr C. P. Thompson
Ms J. I. BishopMr HardgraveMr McGauranMr Ticehurst
Mr BroughMr HartsuykerMrs MayMr Tollner
Mr CadmanMr HawkerMrs MoylanMr Truss
Mr CameronMr HockeyMr NairnMr Tuckey
Mr CausleyMr HowardDr NelsonMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CharlesMrs HullMr Neville*Mr Wakelin
Mr CioboMr HuntMs PanopoulosDr Washer
Mr CobbMr JohnsonMr PearceMr Williams
Mrs DraperMr JullMr ProsserMr Windsor
Mr DuttonMr KatterMr PyneMs Worth

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.

Questions without notice concluded.