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WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL (RIGHT TO ELECTORAL ENROLMENT) BILL 1981

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question--That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question--put.

The Senate divided--

AYES, 27

Senator-- Senator-- Bolkus McClelland Childs McIntosh Coates McLaren Coleman Macklin Colston Mason Elstob Mulvihill Evans Primmer Foreman Ray, Robert Gietzelt Ryan Giles Sibraa Grimes Siddons Haines Walsh Hearn Teller: Keeffe Robertson

NOES, 27

Senator-- Senator-- Archer Lewis Baume Martyr Bjelke-Petersen Messner Bonner Missen Chaney Rae, Peter Collard Reid Crichton-Browne Scott Durack Teague Guilfoyle, Thomas Dame Margaret Townley Hamer Watson Harradine Young Hill Jessop Teller: Lajovic Kilgariff

The Ayes and Noes being equal, Question resolved in the negative.

And other General Business taking precedence of Government Business after eight p.m.--