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GOVERNMENT CLOTHING AND ORDNANCE FACTORIES-SELECT COMMITTEE- REPORT ON THE FUTURE OF THE GOVERNMENT CLOTHING FACTORY AT COBURG

The Chairman of the Select Committee on the Government Clothing and Ordnance Factories (Senator Martyr) presented the following Report: The Future of the Government Clothing Factory at Coburg, together with the Transcript of Evidence (1 vol.).

Ordered-That the Report be printed.

Senator Martyr, by leave, moved-That the Senate take note of the Report.

Senator Siddons moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion, add '', but is of the opinion that the proposed sale of the Australian Government Clothing Factory at Coburg is primarily for ideological and not practical reasons and (a) would cause the price of uniforms for the Defence Forces to increase;

(b) would cause certain sections of the factory to be relocated to other Government factories, with consequent unnecessary social and financial costs;

(c) would create a risk of Australia becoming dependent on overseas clothing technology; and

(d) has not been justified on the basis of any new factors which have arisen since the previous conservative administration set up the factory after exhaustive debate''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the words proposed to be added be added-put.

The Senate divided-

AYES, 28

Senators- Bolkus Childs Chipp Coates Colston Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Haines Harradine Hearn Jones Keeffe McClelland McIntosh McLaren Macklin Mason Primmer Ray , Robert Ryan Sibraa Siddons Walsh Teller: Senator Robertson

NOES, 27

Senators- Baume Bjelke-Petersen Bonner Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard Crichton-Browne Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hill Lajovic Lewis MacGibbon Martin Martyr Messner Missen Reid Scott Teague Thomas Townley Walters Watson Withers Young Teller: Senator Kilgariff

Amendment agreed to accordingly.

Main question, as amended-put and passed.