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The Attorney-General (Senator Gareth Evans), pursuant to Notice of Motion not objected to as a Formal Motion, moved-That so much of Standing Order 242 be suspended as would prevent the third readings of the Constitution Alteration (Simultaneous Elections) Bill 1984 and the Constitution Alteration (Interchange of Powers) Bill 1984 being passed without Calls of the Senate.


The Senate proceeding to divide

Leave refused: The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Chipp) sought leave to call off the division.

Objection being raised, leave not granted.

The Senate divided

AYES, 27

Senators- Bolkus Childs Coates Coleman Colston Cook Crowley Elstob Evans, Gareth Foreman Gietzelt Giles Grimes Hearn Jones McClelland Maguire Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sibraa Tate Walsh Zakharov

NOES, 30

Senators- Baume Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Chipp Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Evans, Jack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Haines Hamer Harradine Hill Jessop Kilgariff Lajovic Lewis MacGibbon Macklin Martin Mason Messner Rae, Peter Reid (Teller) Scott Teague Townley Walters Withers

And so it was negatived.