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QUESTIONS

Questions without notice having been called on-

Suspension of standing and sessional orders moved: Mr Reith (Deputy Leader of the Opposition) moved-That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Treasurer responding forthwith to the Coalition's ""Fightback'' program.

Closure of Member: Mr Beazley (Leader of the House) moved-That the honourable Member be not further heard.

Question-put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr McLeay, in the Chair)

AYES, 67

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bevis
Mr BilneyDr BlewettMr BreretonMr R. J. Brown
Dr CharlesworthMr CourticeMs CrawfordMr Crean
Mr DawkinsMr DuboisMr DuncanMr R. F. Edwards
Mr ElliottMs FatinMr FergusonMr Fitzgibbon
Mr FreeMr GibsonMr GormanMr Grace*
Mr GriffithsMr HandMr HawkeMr Holding
Mr HollisMr Howe Mr HullsMr Humphreys
Mrs JakobsenMr JenkinsMr JohnsMr Jones
Mr KeatingMrs KellyMr KerinMr Kerr
Mr LavarchMr LeeMr LindsayMs McHugh
Mr MartinMr MelhamMr A. A. MorrisMr P. F. Morris
Mr Newell Mr O'KeefeMr O'NeilMr Price
Mr PunchMr Sawford*Mr ScholesMr Sciacca
Mr J. L. ScottMr L. J. ScottMr SnowMr Snowdon
Mr StaplesMr TicknerMr WalkerMr West
Mr WillisMr H. F. WoodsMr Wright

NOES, 59

Mr J. N. Andrew*Mr K. J. AndrewsMrs BaileyMr Beale
Mr Bradford Mr BraithwaiteMr BroadbentMr Cadman
Mr CarltonMr ChaneyMr CharlesMr Cobb
Mr ConnollyMr CostelloMr CowanMr Dobie
Mr DownerMr FifeMr FilingMr T. A. Fischer
Mr P. S. FisherMr FordMr GoodluckMr Hall
Mr HalversonMr HawkerDr HewsonMr Hicks*
Mr HowardMr JullDr KempMr Lloyd
Mr McGauranMr MackMr MacKellar Mr McLachlan
Mr MilesMr MooreMr NehlMr Nugent
Mr PeacockMr ProsserMr ReidMr Reith
Mr RiggallMr RonaldsonMr RuddockMr B. C. Scott
Mr SharpMr SinclairMr SmithMr Somlyay
Mrs SullivanMr TrussMr TuckeyMr Webster
Mr WilsonDr R. L. WoodsDr Wooldridge

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Mr T. A. Fischer (Leader of the National Party of Australia-seconder) addressing the House-

Closure of Member: Mr Beazley moved-That the honourable Member be not further heard.

Question-put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr McLeay, in the Chair)

AYES, 67

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bevis
Mr BilneyDr BlewettMr BreretonMr R. J. Brown
Dr CharlesworthMr CourticeMs CrawfordMr Crean
Mr DawkinsMr DuboisMr DuncanMr R. F. Edwards
Mr ElliottMs FatinMr FergusonMr Fitzgibbon
Mr FreeMr GibsonMr GormanMr Grace*
Mr GriffithsMr HandMr HawkeMr Holding
Mr HollisMr Howe Mr HullsMr Humphreys
Mrs JakobsenMr JenkinsMr JohnsMr Jones
Mr KeatingMrs KellyMr KerinMr Kerr
Mr LavarchMr LeeMr LindsayMs McHugh
Mr MartinMr MelhamMr A. A. MorrisMr P. F. Morris
Mr Newell Mr O'KeefeMr O'NeilMr Price
Mr PunchMr Sawford*Mr ScholesMr Sciacca
Mr J. L. ScottMr L. J. ScottMr SnowMr Snowdon
Mr StaplesMr TicknerMr WalkerMr West
Mr WillisMr H. F. WoodsMr Wright

NOES, 59

Mr J. N. Andrew*Mr K. J. AndrewsMrs BaileyMr Beale
Mr Bradford Mr BraithwaiteMr BroadbentMr Cadman
Mr CarltonMr ChaneyMr CharlesMr Cobb
Mr ConnollyMr CostelloMr CowanMr Dobie
Mr DownerMr FifeMr FilingMr T. A. Fischer
Mr P. S. FisherMr FordMr GoodluckMr Hall
Mr HalversonMr HawkerDr HewsonMr Hicks*
Mr HowardMr JullDr KempMr Lloyd
Mr McGauranMr MackMr MacKellar Mr McLachlan
Mr MilesMr MooreMr NehlMr Nugent
Mr PeacockMr ProsserMr ReidMr Reith
Mr RiggallMr RonaldsonMr RuddockMr B. C. Scott
Mr SharpMr SinclairMr SmithMr Somlyay
Mrs SullivanMr TrussMr TuckeyMr Webster
Mr WilsonDr R. L. WoodsDr Wooldridge

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Closure: Mr Beazley moved-That the question be now put.

Question-That the question be now put-put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr McLeay, in the Chair)

AYES, 67

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bevis
Mr BilneyDr BlewettMr BreretonMr R. J. Brown
Dr CharlesworthMr CourticeMs CrawfordMr Crean
Mr DawkinsMr DuboisMr DuncanMr R. F. Edwards
Mr ElliottMs FatinMr FergusonMr Fitzgibbon
Mr FreeMr GibsonMr GormanMr Grace*
Mr GriffithsMr HandMr HawkeMr Holding
Mr HollisMr Howe Mr HullsMr Humphreys
Mrs JakobsenMr JenkinsMr JohnsMr Jones
Mr KeatingMrs KellyMr KerinMr Kerr
Mr LavarchMr LeeMr LindsayMs McHugh
Mr MartinMr MelhamMr A. A. MorrisMr P. F. Morris
Mr Newell Mr O'KeefeMr O'NeilMr Price
Mr PunchMr Sawford*Mr ScholesMr Sciacca
Mr J. L. ScottMr L. J. ScottMr SnowMr Snowdon
Mr StaplesMr TicknerMr WalkerMr West
Mr WillisMr H. F. WoodsMr Wright

NOES, 59

Mr J. N. Andrew*Mr K. J. AndrewsMrs BaileyMr Beale
Mr Bradford Mr BraithwaiteMr BroadbentMr Cadman
Mr CarltonMr ChaneyMr CharlesMr Cobb
Mr ConnollyMr CostelloMr CowanMr Dobie
Mr DownerMr FifeMr FilingMr T. A. Fischer
Mr P. S. FisherMr FordMr GoodluckMr Hall
Mr HalversonMr HawkerDr HewsonMr Hicks*
Mr HowardMr JullDr KempMr Lloyd
Mr McGauranMr MackMr MacKellar Mr McLachlan
Mr MilesMr MooreMr NehlMr Nugent
Mr PeacockMr ProsserMr ReidMr Reith
Mr RiggallMr RonaldsonMr RuddockMr B. C. Scott
Mr SharpMr SinclairMr SmithMr Somlyay
Mrs SullivanMr TrussMr TuckeyMr Webster
Mr WilsonDr R. L. WoodsDr Wooldridge

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

And the question-That the motion for the suspension of standing and sessional orders be agreed to-being accordingly put-

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr McLeay, in the Chair)

AYES, 60

Mr J. N. Andrew*Mr K. J. AndrewsMrs BaileyMr Beale
Mr Bradford Mr BraithwaiteMr BroadbentMr Cadman
Mr CarltonMr ChaneyMr CharlesMr Cobb
Mr ConnollyMr CostelloMr CowanMr Dobie
Mr DownerMr FifeMr FilingMr T. A. Fischer
Mr P. S. FisherMr FordMr GoodluckMr Hall
Mr HalversonMr HawkerDr HewsonMr Hicks*
Mr HowardMr JullDr KempMr Lloyd
Mr McGauranMr MackMr MacKellar Mr McLachlan
Mr MilesMr MooreMr NehlMr Nugent
Mr PeacockMr ProsserMr ReidMr Reith
Mr RiggallMr RonaldsonMr RuddockMr B. C. Scott
Mr ShackMr SharpMr SinclairMr Smith
Mr SomlyayMrs SullivanMr TrussMr Tuckey
Mr WebsterMr WilsonDr R. L. WoodsDr Wooldridge

NOES, 67

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bevis
Mr BilneyDr BlewettMr BreretonMr R. J. Brown
Dr CharlesworthMr CourticeMs CrawfordMr Crean
Mr DawkinsMr DuboisMr DuncanMr R. F. Edwards
Mr ElliottMs FatinMr FergusonMr Fitzgibbon
Mr FreeMr GibsonMr GormanMr Grace*
Mr GriffithsMr HandMr HawkeMr Holding
Mr HollisMr Howe Mr HullsMr Humphreys
Mrs JakobsenMr JenkinsMr JohnsMr Jones
Mr KeatingMrs KellyMr KerinMr Kerr
Mr LavarchMr LeeMr LindsayMs McHugh
Mr MartinMr MelhamMr A. A. MorrisMr P. F. Morris
Mr Newell Mr O'KeefeMr O'NeilMr Price
Mr PunchMr Sawford*Mr ScholesMr Sciacca
Mr J. L. ScottMr L. J. ScottMr SnowMr Snowdon
Mr StaplesMr TicknerMr WalkerMr West
Mr WillisMr H. F. WoodsMr Wright

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.

Suspension of standing and sessional orders moved: Dr Hewson (Leader of the Opposition) moved-That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Leader of the Opposition moving forthwith: ""That this House censures the Prime Minister for:

(1) his Government's failure to allow debate at the first opportunity of the "Fightback' tax reform package and its benefits for Australia, specifically:

(a) the lowering of personal income tax rates so that 95 out of 100 Australians will not pay more than 30 cents in the dollar;

(b) the lifting of $20 billion in taxes off Australian business, thus providing an enormous boost to Australia's international competitiveness;

(c) the generation of two million jobs for Australians during the 1990s;

(d) the reduction of Australia's unsupportable public and foreign debt;

(e) the more than full compensation of Australians, particularly the aged, for the one-off price effect of the GST of 4.4 per cent; and

(2) deliberately misleading the Australian people over the effect of the tax package on petrol prices.''.

Closure of Member: Mr Beazley moved-That the honourable Member be not further heard.

Question-put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr McLeay, in the Chair)

AYES, 69

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bevis
Mr BilneyDr BlewettMr BreretonMr R. J. Brown
Mr CampbellDr CharlesworthMr CourticeMs Crawford
Mr CreanMr DawkinsMr DuboisMr Duncan
Mr R. F. EdwardsMr ElliottMs FatinMr Ferguson
Mr FitzgibbonMr FreeMr GaylerMr Gibson
Mr GormanMr Grace*Mr GriffithsMr Hand
Mr HawkeMr HoldingMr HollisMr Howe
Mr HullsMr HumphreysMrs JakobsenMr Jenkins
Mr JohnsMr JonesMr KeatingMrs Kelly
Mr KerinMr KerrMr LavarchMr Lee
Mr LindsayMs McHughMr MartinMr Melham
Mr A. A. MorrisMr P. F. MorrisMr NewellMr O'Keefe
Mr O'NeilMr PriceMr PunchMr Sawford*
Mr ScholesMr SciaccaMr J. L. ScottMr L. J. Scott
Mr SnowMr SnowdonMr StaplesMr Tickner
Mr WalkerMr WestMr WillisMr H. F. Woods
Mr Wright

NOES, 63

Mr J. N. Andrew*Mr K. J. AndrewsMr AtkinsonMrs Bailey
Mr Beale Mr BradfordMr BraithwaiteMr Broadbent
Mr BurrMr CadmanMr Carlton Mr Chaney
Mr CharlesMr CobbMr ConnollyMr Costello
Mr CowanMr DobieMr DownerMr Fife
Mr FilingMr T. A. FischerMr P. S. Fisher Mr Ford
Mrs GallusMr GoodluckMr HallMr Halverson
Mr HawkerDr HewsonMr Hicks*Mr Howard
Mr JullDr KempMr LloydMr McGauran
Mr MackMr MacKellarMr McLachlanMr Miles
Mr MooreMr NehlMr Nugent Mr Peacock
Mr ProsserMr ReidMr ReithMr Riggall
Mr RonaldsonMr RuddockMr B. C. ScottMr Shack
Mr SharpMr SinclairMr SmithMr Somlyay
Mrs SullivanMr TrussMr TuckeyMr Webster
Mr WilsonDr R. L. WoodsDr Wooldridge

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Mr Reith (seconder) addressing the House-

Closure of Member: Mr Beazley moved-That the honourable Member be not further heard.

Question-put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr McLeay, in the Chair)

AYES, 69

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bevis
Mr BilneyDr BlewettMr BreretonMr R. J. Brown
Mr CampbellDr CharlesworthMr CourticeMs Crawford
Mr CreanMr DawkinsMr DuboisMr Duncan
Mr R. F. EdwardsMr ElliottMs FatinMr Ferguson
Mr FitzgibbonMr FreeMr GaylerMr Gibson
Mr GormanMr Grace*Mr GriffithsMr Hand
Mr HawkeMr HoldingMr HollisMr Howe
Mr HullsMr HumphreysMrs JakobsenMr Jenkins
Mr JohnsMr JonesMr KeatingMrs Kelly
Mr KerinMr KerrMr LavarchMr Lee
Mr LindsayMs McHughMr MartinMr Melham
Mr A. A. MorrisMr P. F. MorrisMr NewellMr O'Keefe
Mr O'NeilMr PriceMr PunchMr Sawford*
Mr ScholesMr SciaccaMr J. L. ScottMr L. J. Scott
Mr SnowMr SnowdonMr StaplesMr Tickner
Mr WalkerMr WestMr WillisMr H. F. Woods
Mr Wright

NOES, 63

Mr J. N. Andrew*Mr K. J. AndrewsMr AtkinsonMrs Bailey
Mr Beale Mr BradfordMr BraithwaiteMr Broadbent
Mr BurrMr CadmanMr Carlton Mr Chaney
Mr CharlesMr CobbMr ConnollyMr Costello
Mr CowanMr DobieMr DownerMr Fife
Mr FilingMr T. A. FischerMr P. S. Fisher Mr Ford
Mrs GallusMr GoodluckMr HallMr Halverson
Mr HawkerDr HewsonMr Hicks*Mr Howard
Mr JullDr KempMr LloydMr McGauran
Mr MackMr MacKellarMr McLachlanMr Miles
Mr MooreMr NehlMr Nugent Mr Peacock
Mr ProsserMr ReidMr ReithMr Riggall
Mr RonaldsonMr RuddockMr B. C. ScottMr Shack
Mr SharpMr SinclairMr SmithMr Somlyay
Mrs SullivanMr TrussMr TuckeyMr Webster
Mr WilsonDr R. L. WoodsDr Wooldridge

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Closure: Mr Beazley moved-That the question be now put.

Question-That the question be now put-put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr McLeay, in the Chair)

AYES, 69

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bevis
Mr BilneyDr BlewettMr BreretonMr R. J. Brown
Mr CampbellDr CharlesworthMr CourticeMs Crawford
Mr CreanMr DawkinsMr DuboisMr Duncan
Mr R. F. EdwardsMr ElliottMs FatinMr Ferguson
Mr FitzgibbonMr FreeMr GaylerMr Gibson
Mr GormanMr Grace*Mr GriffithsMr Hand
Mr HawkeMr HoldingMr HollisMr Howe
Mr HullsMr HumphreysMrs JakobsenMr Jenkins
Mr JohnsMr JonesMr KeatingMrs Kelly
Mr KerinMr KerrMr LavarchMr Lee
Mr LindsayMs McHughMr MartinMr Melham
Mr A. A. MorrisMr P. F. MorrisMr NewellMr O'Keefe
Mr O'NeilMr PriceMr PunchMr Sawford*
Mr ScholesMr SciaccaMr J. L. ScottMr L. J. Scott
Mr SnowMr SnowdonMr StaplesMr Tickner
Mr WalkerMr WestMr WillisMr H. F. Woods
Mr Wright

NOES, 63

Mr J. N. Andrew*Mr K. J. AndrewsMr AtkinsonMrs Bailey
Mr Beale Mr BradfordMr BraithwaiteMr Broadbent
Mr BurrMr CadmanMr Carlton Mr Chaney
Mr CharlesMr CobbMr ConnollyMr Costello
Mr CowanMr DobieMr DownerMr Fife
Mr FilingMr T. A. FischerMr P. S. Fisher Mr Ford
Mrs GallusMr GoodluckMr HallMr Halverson
Mr HawkerDr HewsonMr Hicks*Mr Howard
Mr JullDr KempMr LloydMr McGauran
Mr MackMr MacKellarMr McLachlanMr Miles
Mr MooreMr NehlMr Nugent Mr Peacock
Mr ProsserMr ReidMr ReithMr Riggall
Mr RonaldsonMr RuddockMr B. C. ScottMr Shack
Mr SharpMr SinclairMr SmithMr Somlyay
Mrs SullivanMr TrussMr TuckeyMr Webster
Mr WilsonDr R. L. WoodsDr Wooldridge

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

And the question-That the motion for the suspension of standing and sessional orders be agreed to-being accordingly put-

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr McLeay, in the Chair)

AYES, 62

Mr J. N. Andrew*Mr K. J. AndrewsMr AtkinsonMrs Bailey
Mr Beale Mr BradfordMr BraithwaiteMr Broadbent
Mr BurrMr CadmanMr Carlton Mr Chaney
Mr CharlesMr CobbMr ConnollyMr Costello
Mr CowanMr DobieMr DownerMr Fife
Mr FilingMr T. A. FischerMr P. S. Fisher Mr Ford
Mrs GallusMr GoodluckMr HallMr Halverson
Mr HawkerDr HewsonMr Hicks*Mr Howard
Mr JullDr KempMr LloydMr McGauran
Mr MacKellarMr McLachlanMr MilesMr Moore
Mr NehlMr NugentMr PeacockMr Prosser
Mr ReidMr ReithMr RiggallMr Ronaldson
Mr RuddockMr B. C. ScottMr ShackMr Sharp
Mr SinclairMr SmithMr SomlyayMrs Sullivan
Mr TrussMr TuckeyMr WebsterMr Wilson
Dr R. L. WoodsDr Wooldridge

NOES, 70

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bevis
Mr BilneyDr BlewettMr BreretonMr R. J. Brown
Mr CampbellDr CharlesworthMr CourticeMs Crawford
Mr CreanMr DawkinsMr DuboisMr Duncan
Mr R. F. EdwardsMr ElliottMs FatinMr Ferguson
Mr FitzgibbonMr FreeMr GaylerMr Gibson
Mr GormanMr Grace*Mr GriffithsMr Hand
Mr HawkeMr HoldingMr HollisMr Howe
Mr HullsMr HumphreysMrs JakobsenMr Jenkins
Mr JohnsMr JonesMr KeatingMrs Kelly
Mr KerinMr KerrMr LavarchMr Lee
Mr LindsayMs McHughMr MackMr Martin
Mr MelhamMr A. A. MorrisMr P. F. MorrisMr Newell
Mr O'KeefeMr O'NeilMr Price Mr Punch
Mr Sawford*Mr ScholesMr SciaccaMr J. L. Scott
Mr L. J. ScottMr SnowMr SnowdonMr Staples
Mr TicknerMr WalkerMr West Mr Willis
Mr H. F. WoodsMr Wright

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.

Papers: Dr Hewson, by leave, presented the following papers:

Fightback!: The way to rebuild and reward Australia-Liberal and National Parties' program, 21 November 1991-

It's your Australia-Policy overview.

Summary.

Supplementary papers.

Taxation and expenditure reform for jobs and growth.

Order form.

Questions without notice being asked-

Papers: Mr Hawke (Prime Minister) presented the following papers:

Fuel payments and road use charges-Copies of tables (2) prepared by Inter-State Commission.

Questions without notice continued.

Paper: Mr Griffiths (Minister for Resources) presented the following paper:

Fuel prices-Effect of GST on fuel prices to transporters-Table attached to press release issued by Mr Hawker, mp.

Questions without notice continued.

Member named and suspended: The Speaker named the honourable Member for Corinella (Mr Broadbent) for continuing to interject after having been warned by the Chair.

Mr Beazley moved-That the honourable Member for Corinella be suspended from the service of the House.

Question-put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr McLeay, in the Chair)

AYES, 70

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bevis
Mr BilneyDr BlewettMr BreretonMr R. J. Brown
Mr CampbellDr CharlesworthMr CourticeMs Crawford
Mr CreanMr DawkinsMr DuboisMr Duncan
Mr R. F. EdwardsMr ElliottMs FatinMr Ferguson
Mr FitzgibbonMr FreeMr GaylerMr Gibson
Mr GormanMr Grace*Mr GriffithsMr Hand
Mr HawkeMr HoldingMr HollisMr Howe
Mr HullsMr HumphreysMrs JakobsenMr Jenkins
Mr JohnsMr JonesMr KeatingMrs Kelly
Mr KerinMr KerrMr LavarchMr Lee
Mr LindsayMs McHughMr MackMr Martin
Mr MelhamMr A. A. MorrisMr P. F. MorrisMr Newell
Mr O'KeefeMr O'NeilMr Price Mr Punch
Mr Sawford*Mr ScholesMr SciaccaMr J. L. Scott
Mr L. J. ScottMr SnowMr SnowdonMr Staples
Mr TicknerMr WalkerMr West Mr Willis
Mr H. F. WoodsMr Wright

NOES, 61

Mr AldredMr J. N. Andrew*Mr K. J. AndrewsMr Atkinson
Mrs Bailey Mr BealeMr BradfordMr Braithwaite
Mr BroadbentMr BurrMr Cadman Mr Carlton
Mr ChaneyMr CharlesMr CobbMr Connolly
Mr CostelloMr CowanMr DobieMr Downer
Dr H. R. EdwardsMr FifeMr FilingMr T. A. Fischer
Mr P. S. FisherMr FordMrs GallusMr Goodluck
Mr HalversonMr HawkerDr HewsonMr Hicks*
Mr HowardMr JullDr Kemp Mr Lloyd
Mr McArthurMr McGauranMr MacKellarMr McLachlan
Mr Miles Mr NehlMr NugentMr Peacock
Mr ProsserMr ReidMr ReithMr Ronaldson
Mr RuddockMr B. C. ScottMr ShackMr Sharp
Mr SinclairMr SmithMr SomlyayMrs Sullivan
Mr TrussMr TuckeyMr WilsonDr R. L. Woods
Dr Wooldridge

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

The honourable Member was, therefore, suspended at 3.41 p.m. for 24 hours under standing order 305, and he accordingly withdrew from the Chamber.

Questions without notice continued.