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-Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders: Senator Durack, pursuant to contingent notice, moved-

(1) That so much of the Standing and Sessional Orders be suspended as would prevent paragraph (2) of this Resolution having effect.

(2) That the Question on the matter of urgency moved by Senator Durack under Standing Order 64 on 6 November 1985 be put forthwith.

Debate ensued.

Question-put and passed.

Question-That in the opinion of the Senate the following is a matter of urgency: ""The need to strengthen Australia's alliance with the United States through an effective ANZUS Treaty and the maintenance of joint defence facilities''-put accordingly.

The Senate divided

AYES, 58

Senators- Archer Aulich Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Bjelke-Petersen Black Bolkus Boswell Brownhill Carrick, Sir John Chaney Childs Coates Collard Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Devlin Durack Elstob Foreman Gietzelt Giles Grimes Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Harradine Hill Jessop Jones Kilgariff Knowles Lewis MacGibbon McIntosh McKiernan Maguire Messner Missen Morris Parer Puplick Ray, Robert Reid (Teller) Reynolds Richardson Ryan Sheil Short Sibraa Tate Teague Townley Vanstone Walters Watson Withers Zakharov


Senators- Chipp Macklin (Teller) Mason Siddons Vallentine Vigor

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.