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 4 ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA—ARRANGEMENTS

Mr Abbott (Leader of the House), pursuant to notice, moved—That:

(1) the House invites the Honourable George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, to attend and address the House, on Thursday, 23 October 2003, at a time to be notified by the Speaker;

(2) the House invites the Senate to meet with the House in this Chamber for this purpose;

(3) at the meeting of the two Houses for this purpose:

 (a) the Speaker shall preside at the meeting;

(b) the only proceedings shall be welcoming remarks by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition and an address by the President of the United States of America, after which the Speaker shall forthwith adjourn the House and declare the meeting concluded; and

(c) the procedures of the House shall apply to the meeting so far as they are applicable;

(4) the foregoing provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing and sessional orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing and sessional orders; and

(5) a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly.

Mr Latham moved, as an amendment—That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

(1) on Thursday 16 October 2003 the House stand adjourned until 9 a.m. on Thursday 23 October;

(2) the House invites the Honourable George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, to attend and address the House, on Thursday 23 October 2003, at a time to be notified by the Speaker, provided that any business before the House at that time shall be interrupted and the Speaker shall fix a time for the resumption of business later in the day;

(3) the House invites the Senate to meet with the House in this Chamber for this purpose;

(4) at the meeting of the two Houses for this purpose:

 (a) the Speaker shall preside at the meeting;

(b) the only proceedings during this period shall be welcoming remarks by the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition and an address by the President of the United States of America; and

(c) the procedures of the House shall apply to the meeting so far as they are applicable;

(5) the routine of business for Thursday 23 October 2003 shall be as follows:

 1. Notices and orders of the day. 2. Questions without notice 3. Presentation of papers. 4. Ministerial statements, by leave 5. Matter of public importance. 6. Notices and orders of the day;

 provided that the proceedings shall be interrupted at a time to be notified by the Speaker for President Bush to address the House; and that the question for the House to adjourn be put at 7.30 p.m., and the House be adjourned at 8 p.m. until 9 a.m., Friday 24 October; and

(6) after the address by President Bush has concluded, the routine of business, as specified in this resolution shall be resumed.

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

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

AYES, 63

Mr AdamsMr EvansMr KerrMr Price
Mr AlbaneseMr L. D. T. FergusonMs C. F. KingMr Quick*
Mr AndrenMr M. J. FergusonMr LathamMr Ripoll
Mr BeazleyMr FitzgibbonMs LivermoreMs Roxon
Mr BevisMs GeorgeMr McClellandMr Rudd
Mr BreretonMr GibbonsMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sawford
Ms BurkeMs GillardMs MacklinMr Sciacca
Mr ByrneMs GriersonMr McLeayMr Sercombe*
Ms CorcoranMr GriffinMr McMullanMr Sidebottom
Mr CoxMs HallMr MelhamMr S. F. Smith
Mr CreanMr HattonMr MossfieldMr Swan
Mrs CrosioMs HoareMr MurphyMr Tanner
Mr Danby*Mrs Irwin*Mr B. P. O'ConnorMr K. J. Thomson
Mr EdwardsMs JacksonMr G. M. O'ConnorMr Windsor
Ms EllisMr JenkinsMr OrganMr Zahra
Mr EmersonMr KatterMs Plibersek

NOES, 73

Mr AbbottMr CostelloMr JullMr Schultz
Mr AndersonMr DownerMrs D. M. KellyMr Scott
Mr K. J. AndrewsMrs DraperJackie KellyMr Secker
Mr AnthonyMr DuttonMrs LeyMr Slipper
Fran BaileyMrs ElsonMr LindsayMr A. D. H. Smith
Mr BairdMr EntschMr LloydMr Somlyay
Mr BaldwinMr FarmerMr McArthur*Dr Southcott
Mr BarresiMr Forrest*Mr I. E. MacfarlaneMr Ticehurst
Mr BartlettMrs GallusMr McGauranMr Tollner
Mr BillsonMs GambaroMrs MayMr Truss
Mrs B. K. BishopMrs Gash*Mrs MoylanMr Tuckey
Ms J. I. BishopMr HaaseMr NairnMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr BroughMr HardgraveDr NelsonMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CadmanMr Hartsuyker*Ms PanopoulosMr Wakelin
Mr CameronMr HawkerMr PearceDr Washer
Mr CausleyMr HockeyMr ProsserMs Worth
Mr CharlesMrs HullMr Pyne
Mr CioboMr HuntMr Randall
Mr CobbMr JohnsonMr Ruddock

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.

Question—That the motion be agreed to—put and passed.