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The Minister for Community Services (Senator Grimes) moved-That the Senate do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Disorder: Senator Walters, having used objectionable words and having refused to withdraw them when called upon, was named by the President.

Senator Walters, having been called upon in accordance with Standing Order 440, made an explanation.

Senator Grimes, by leave, made a statement relating thereto.

Proposed suspension of Senator: The Minister for Resources and Energy (Senator Evans) moved-That Senator Walters be suspended from the sitting of the Senate.

Question put.

The Senate divided-

AYES, 18

Senators- Aulich Black Childs Colston (Teller) Cook Cooney Crowley Devlin Evans Foreman Georges McClelland McKiernan Ryan Sibraa Vigor Walsh Zakharov

NOES, 20

Senators- Alston Archer Baume, Michael Brownhill Chaney Crichton-Browne Durack Hill Jessop Lewis Messner Newman Parer Puplick Reid (Teller) Short Teague Townley Walters Watson

And so it was negatived.

Debate continued.

Question-That the Senate do now adjourn-put and passed.

The Senate adjourned at 11.54 p.m. till tomorrow at 9 a.m.