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The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Townley) informed the Senate that the President had received a letter from Senator Durack advising that this day he intended to move-""That in the opinion of the Senate the following is a matter of urgency:

The need for the Government to forthwith withdraw its nomination for World Heritage listing of Stage II of Kakadu National Park.''.

And at least 4 Senators having risen in support of the motion-

Senator Durack thereupon moved the motion.

Debate ensued.


The Senate divided

AYES, 29

Senators- Archer Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Brownhill Carrick, Sir John Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Jessop Kilgariff Knowles Lewis MacGibbon Messner Newman Parer Puplick Reid (Teller) Sheil Short Teague Townley Vanstone Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 37

Senators- Aulich Black Childs Coates Coleman Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Devlin Elstob Evans Foreman Gietzelt Giles Grimes Haines Jones McClelland McIntosh (Teller) McKiernan Macklin Maguire Mason Powell Ray Reynolds Richardson Robertson Ryan Sanders Siddons Tate Vallentine Vigor Walsh Zakharov

And so it was negatived.

Pursuant to Sessional Order, consideration of Government Papers was called on.