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The Leader of the Government (Senator Button) moved-That intervening business be postponed till after consideration of General Business, Notice of Motion No. 39 standing in the name of Senator Georges and relating to meetings of the Joint Statutory Committee of Public Accounts during sittings of the Senate; and General Business, Order of the Day No. 84 relating to a reference to the Committee of Privileges.

Debate ensued.


The Senate divided

AYES, 29

Senators- Bolkus Button Childs Chipp Coates Colston Cook Crowley Evans, Gareth Evans, Jack Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Haines Hearn Jones (Teller) McClelland Macklin Maguire Mason Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Sibraa Tate Walsh

NOES, 24

Senators- Archer Baume Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Harradine Hill Jessop Kilgariff Lajovic Lewis Martin Messner Missen Reid (Teller) Teague Townley Walters Withers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.