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QUESTIONS

Questions without notice being asked-

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

Mr Beazley (Leader of the House) moved-That the Member for Gilmore be suspended from the service of the House.

Question-put.

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

AYES, 68

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bevis
Mr BilneyDr BlewettMr BreretonMr R. J. Brown
Mr CampbellDr CatleyMr ClearyMr Courtice
Ms CrawfordMr CreanMrs CrosioMrs Darling
Mr DawkinsMr DuboisMr DuffyMr Duncan
Mr R. F. EdwardsMr ElliottMs FatinMr Ferguson
Mr FreeMr Gear*Mr GibsonMr Gorman
Mr Grace*Mr GriffithsMr HoldingMr Hollis
Mr HoweMr HullsMr HumphreysMrs Jakobsen
Mr JenkinsMr JohnsMr KeatingMrs Kelly
Mr KerinMr KerrMr Langmore Mr Lavarch
Mr LeeMr LindsayMs McHughMr Martin
Mr MelhamMr P. F. MorrisMr NewellMr O'Keefe
Mr O'NeilMr PriceMr PunchMr Sawford
Mr ScholesMr J. L. ScottMr L. J. ScottMr Simmons
Mr Snow Mr SnowdonMr StaplesMr Walker
Mr WestMr WillisMr H. F. WoodsMr Wright

NOES, 58

Mr AldredMr K. J. AndrewsMr AtkinsonMr Beale
Mr BradfordMr BraithwaiteMr BurrMr Cadman
Mr ChaneyMr CharlesMr CobbMr Connolly
Mr CostelloMr CowanMr DobieMr Downer
Dr H. R. EdwardsMr FifeMr FilingMr T. A. Fischer
Mr P. S. FisherMr FordMr Halverson*Mr Hawker
Dr HewsonMr Hicks*Mr JullDr Kemp
Mr Lloyd Mr McArthurMr McGauranMr Mack
Mr MacKellarMr McLachlanMr Miles Mr Moore
Mr NehlMr NugentMr PeacockMr Prosser
Mr ReidMr Reith Mr RiggallMr Rocher
Mr RonaldsonMr RuddockMr B. C. ScottMr Shack
Mr SharpMr SmithMr SomlyayMrs Sullivan
Mr TaylorMr TrussMr WebsterMr Wilson
Dr R. L. WoodsDr Wooldridge

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

The Member was, therefore, suspended at 2.48 p.m. for 24 hours under standing order 305, and he accordingly withdrew from the Chamber.

Questions without notice continued.

Suspension of standing and sessional orders-Government policies: 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 the Prime Minister be required to explain to this House how he has ""saved'' Australia with policies which plunged the economy into the worst recession in 60 years, created 927 000 unemployed and 500 000 more not getting enough work.

Question-put and passed, with the concurrence of an abolute majority.

Government policies: Dr Hewson moved-That the Prime Minister be required to explain to this House how he has ""saved'' Australia with policies which plunged the economy into the worst recession in 60 years, created 927 000 unemployed and 500 000 more not getting enough work.

Mr Keating (Prime Minister) moved, as an amendment-That all words after ""That'' be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: ""the Leader of the Opposition owes this House and the public an explanation for his determination to impose employment destroying policies such as the GST, the cuts in labour market programs and zero tariffs. The House is further of the opinion that the Leader of the Opposition owes the public an explanation for his contempt and intimidation of the various groups in Australia who question or oppose his policies and his negative comments about Australia such as his statement yesterday that Australia "is on a slippery slope to nowhere' ''.

Debate continued.

Mr R. F. Edwards rising to address the House-

Closure moved: Mr Reith (Deputy Leader of the Opposition) 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, 54

Mr K. J. AndrewsMr AtkinsonMr BealeMr Bradford
Mr BraithwaiteMr BurrMr CadmanMr Chaney
Mr CharlesMr CobbMr ConnollyMr Costello
Mr CowanMr DobieMr DownerDr H. R. Edwards
Mr FifeMr FilingMr T. A. FischerMr Ford
Mr Halverson*Mr HawkerDr HewsonMr Hicks*
Mr HowardDr KempMr LloydMr McArthur
Mr McGauranMr MacKellarMr McLachlanMr Miles
Mr MooreMr NehlMr NugentMr Peacock
Mr ProsserMr ReidMr ReithMr Riggall
Mr RocherMr RonaldsonMr RuddockMr B. C. Scott
Mr ShackMr SmithMr SomlyayMrs Sullivan
Mr TaylorMr TrussMr WebsterMr Wilson
Dr R. L. WoodsDr Wooldridge

NOES, 68

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bevis
Mr BilneyDr BlewettMr BreretonMr R. J. Brown
Mr CampbellDr CatleyMr ClearyMr Courtice
Ms CrawfordMr CreanMrs CrosioMrs Darling
Mr DawkinsMr DuboisMr DuffyMr Duncan
Mr R. F. EdwardsMr ElliottMs FatinMr Ferguson
Mr FreeMr GaylerMr GibsonMr Gorman
Mr Grace*Mr HoldingMr Hollis Mr Howe
Mr HullsMr HumphreysMrs JakobsenMr Jenkins
Mr JohnsMr KeatingMrs KellyMr Kerin
Mr KerrMr LangmoreMr LavarchMr Lee
Mr LindsayMs McHughMr MackMr Martin
Mr MelhamMr P. F. MorrisMr NewellMr O'Keefe
Mr O'NeilMr PriceMr PunchMr Sawford*
Mr ScholesMr J. L. ScottMr L. J. ScottMr Simmons
Mr SnowMr Snowdon Mr StaplesMr Walker
Mr WestMr WillisMr H. F. WoodsMr Wright

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.

Debate continued.

Question-That the words proposed to be omitted stand part of the question-put.

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

AYES, 55

Mr AldredMr K. J. AndrewsMr AtkinsonMr Beale
Mr BradfordMr BraithwaiteMr BurrMr Cadman
Mr ChaneyMr CharlesMr CobbMr Connolly
Mr CostelloMr CowanMr DobieMr Downer
Dr H. R. EdwardsMr FifeMr FilingMr T. A. Fischer
Mr FordMr Halverson*Mr HawkerDr Hewson
Mr Hicks*Mr HowardDr KempMr Lloyd
Mr McArthurMr McGauranMr MacKellarMr McLachlan
Mr MilesMr MooreMr NehlMr Nugent
Mr PeacockMr ProsserMr ReidMr Reith
Mr RiggallMr Rocher Mr RonaldsonMr Ruddock
Mr B. C. ScottMr ShackMr SmithMr Somlyay
Mrs SullivanMr TaylorMr TrussMr Webster
Mr WilsonDr R. L. Woods Dr Wooldridge

NOES, 67

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bevis
Mr BilneyDr BlewettMr BreretonMr R. J. Brown
Mr CampbellDr CatleyMr ClearyMr Courtice
Ms CrawfordMr CreanMrs CrosioMrs Darling
Mr DawkinsMr DuboisMr DuffyMr Duncan
Mr R. F. EdwardsMr ElliottMs FatinMr Ferguson
Mr FreeMr GaylerMr GibsonMr Gorman
Mr Grace*Mr HollisMr HoweMr Hulls
Mr HumphreysMrs JakobsenMr JenkinsMr Johns
Mr KeatingMrs KellyMr KerinMr Kerr
Mr LangmoreMr LavarchMr LeeMr Lindsay
Ms McHughMr MackMr MartinMr Melham
Mr P. F. MorrisMr NewellMr O'KeefeMr O'Neil
Mr PriceMr PunchMr Sawford*Mr Scholes
Mr J. L. ScottMr L. J. ScottMr SimmonsMr Snow
Mr SnowdonMr StaplesMr WalkerMr West
Mr WillisMr H. F. WoodsMr Wright

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.

Question proposed-That the words proposed to be inserted be so inserted.

Dr Hewson moved, as an amendment-That all words after ""the'' (first occurring) be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: ""House rejects the assertion that the Leader of the Opposition has intimidated various groups and censures the Prime Minister for his deliberate and wilful misrepresentation of a meeting between Shadow Ministers and the Catholic Social Welfare Commission''.

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, 65

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bevis
Mr BilneyDr BlewettMr BreretonMr R. J. Brown
Mr CampbellDr CatleyMr ClearyMr Courtice
Ms CrawfordMr CreanMrs CrosioMrs Darling
Mr DawkinsMr DuboisMr DuffyMr Duncan
Mr R. F. EdwardsMr ElliottMs FatinMr Ferguson
Mr FreeMr GaylerMr GibsonMr Gorman
Mr Grace*Mr HoldingMr Hollis Mr Howe
Mr HullsMr HumphreysMrs JakobsenMr Jenkins
Mr JohnsMrs KellyMr KerinMr Kerr
Mr LangmoreMr LavarchMr LeeMr Lindsay
Ms McHughMr MartinMr MelhamMr P. F. Morris
Mr NewellMr O'KeefeMr O'NeilMr Price
Mr PunchMr Sawford*Mr ScholesMr J. L. Scott
Mr L. J. ScottMr SimmonsMr SnowMr Snowdon
Mr StaplesMr WalkerMr WestMr Willis
Mr H. F. Woods

NOES, 56

Mr AldredMr K. J. AndrewsMr AtkinsonMr Beale
Mr BradfordMr BraithwaiteMr BurrMr Cadman
Mr ChaneyMr CharlesMr CobbMr Connolly
Mr CostelloMr CowanMr DobieMr Downer
Dr H. R. EdwardsMr FifeMr FilingMr T. A. Fischer
Mr FordMr Halverson*Mr HawkerDr Hewson
Mr Hicks*Mr HowardDr KempMr Lloyd
Mr McArthurMr McGauranMr MackMr MacKellar
Mr McLachlanMr MilesMr MooreMr Nehl
Mr NugentMr PeacockMr ProsserMr Reid
Mr ReithMr Riggall Mr RocherMr Ronaldson
Mr RuddockMr B. C. ScottMr ShackMr Smith
Mr SomlyayMrs SullivanMr TaylorMr Truss
Mr WebsterMr 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, 65

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bevis
Mr BilneyDr BlewettMr BreretonMr R. J. Brown
Mr CampbellDr CatleyMr ClearyMr Courtice
Ms CrawfordMr CreanMrs CrosioMrs Darling
Mr DawkinsMr DuboisMr DuffyMr Duncan
Mr R. F. EdwardsMr ElliottMs FatinMr Ferguson
Mr FreeMr GaylerMr GibsonMr Gorman
Mr Grace*Mr HoldingMr Hollis Mr Howe
Mr HullsMr HumphreysMrs JakobsenMr Jenkins
Mr JohnsMrs KellyMr KerinMr Kerr
Mr LangmoreMr LavarchMr LeeMr Lindsay
Ms McHughMr MartinMr MelhamMr P. F. Morris
Mr NewellMr O'KeefeMr O'NeilMr Price
Mr PunchMr Sawford*Mr ScholesMr J. L. Scott
Mr L. J. ScottMr SimmonsMr SnowMr Snowdon
Mr StaplesMr WalkerMr WestMr Willis
Mr H. F. Woods

NOES, 56

Mr AldredMr K. J. AndrewsMr AtkinsonMr Beale
Mr BradfordMr BraithwaiteMr BurrMr Cadman
Mr ChaneyMr CharlesMr CobbMr Connolly
Mr CostelloMr CowanMr DobieMr Downer
Dr H. R. EdwardsMr FifeMr FilingMr T. A. Fischer
Mr FordMr Halverson*Mr HawkerDr Hewson
Mr Hicks*Mr HowardDr KempMr Lloyd
Mr McArthurMr McGauranMr MackMr MacKellar
Mr McLachlanMr MilesMr MooreMr Nehl
Mr NugentMr PeacockMr ProsserMr Reid
Mr ReithMr Riggall Mr RocherMr Ronaldson
Mr RuddockMr B. C. ScottMr ShackMr Smith
Mr SomlyayMrs SullivanMr TaylorMr Truss
Mr WebsterMr 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, 65

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bevis
Mr BilneyDr BlewettMr BreretonMr R. J. Brown
Mr CampbellDr CatleyMr ClearyMr Courtice
Ms CrawfordMr CreanMrs CrosioMrs Darling
Mr DawkinsMr DuboisMr DuffyMr Duncan
Mr R. F. EdwardsMr ElliottMs FatinMr Ferguson
Mr FreeMr GaylerMr GibsonMr Gorman
Mr Grace*Mr HoldingMr Hollis Mr Howe
Mr HullsMr HumphreysMrs JakobsenMr Jenkins
Mr JohnsMrs KellyMr KerinMr Kerr
Mr LangmoreMr LavarchMr LeeMr Lindsay
Ms McHughMr MartinMr MelhamMr P. F. Morris
Mr NewellMr O'KeefeMr O'NeilMr Price
Mr PunchMr Sawford*Mr ScholesMr J. L. Scott
Mr L. J. ScottMr SimmonsMr SnowMr Snowdon
Mr StaplesMr WalkerMr WestMr Willis
Mr H. F. Woods

NOES, 56

Mr AldredMr K. J. AndrewsMr AtkinsonMr Beale
Mr BradfordMr BraithwaiteMr BurrMr Cadman
Mr ChaneyMr CharlesMr CobbMr Connolly
Mr CostelloMr CowanMr DobieMr Downer
Dr H. R. EdwardsMr FifeMr FilingMr T. A. Fischer
Mr FordMr Halverson*Mr HawkerDr Hewson
Mr Hicks*Mr HowardDr KempMr Lloyd
Mr McArthurMr McGauranMr MackMr MacKellar
Mr McLachlanMr MilesMr MooreMr Nehl
Mr NugentMr PeacockMr ProsserMr Reid
Mr ReithMr Riggall Mr RocherMr Ronaldson
Mr RuddockMr B. C. ScottMr ShackMr Smith
Mr SomlyayMrs SullivanMr TaylorMr Truss
Mr WebsterMr WilsonDr R. L. WoodsDr Wooldridge

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

And the question-That the words proposed to be inserted by Mr Keating be amended by omitting certain words with a view to substituting other words-being accordingly put-

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

AYES, 55

Mr AldredMr K. J. AndrewsMr AtkinsonMr Beale
Mr BradfordMr BraithwaiteMr BurrMr Cadman
Mr ChaneyMr CharlesMr CobbMr Connolly
Mr CostelloMr CowanMr DobieMr Downer
Dr H. R. EdwardsMr FifeMr FilingMr T. A. Fischer
Mr FordMr Halverson*Mr HawkerDr Hewson
Mr Hicks*Mr HowardDr KempMr Lloyd
Mr McArthurMr McGauranMr MacKellarMr McLachlan
Mr MilesMr MooreMr NehlMr Nugent
Mr PeacockMr ProsserMr ReidMr Reith
Mr RiggallMr Rocher Mr RonaldsonMr Ruddock
Mr B. C. ScottMr ShackMr SmithMr Somlyay
Mrs SullivanMr TaylorMr TrussMr Webster
Mr WilsonDr R. L. Woods Dr Wooldridge

NOES, 66

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bevis
Mr BilneyDr BlewettMr BreretonMr R. J. Brown
Mr CampbellDr CatleyMr ClearyMr Courtice
Ms CrawfordMr CreanMrs CrosioMrs Darling
Mr DawkinsMr DuboisMr DuffyMr Duncan
Mr R. F. EdwardsMr ElliottMs FatinMr Ferguson
Mr FreeMr GaylerMr GibsonMr Gorman
Mr Grace*Mr HoldingMr Hollis Mr Howe
Mr HullsMr HumphreysMrs JakobsenMr Jenkins
Mr JohnsMrs KellyMr KerinMr Kerr
Mr LangmoreMr LavarchMr LeeMr Lindsay
Ms McHughMr MackMr MartinMr Melham
Mr P. F. MorrisMr NewellMr O'KeefeMr O'Neil
Mr PriceMr PunchMr Sawford*Mr Scholes
Mr J. L. ScottMr L. J. ScottMr SimmonsMr Snow
Mr SnowdonMr StaplesMr WalkerMr West
Mr WillisMr H. F. Woods

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.

Question-That the words proposed to be inserted by Mr Keating be so inserted-put.

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

AYES, 65

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bevis
Mr BilneyDr BlewettMr BreretonMr R. J. Brown
Mr CampbellDr CatleyMr ClearyMr Courtice
Ms CrawfordMr CreanMrs CrosioMrs Darling
Mr DawkinsMr DuboisMr DuffyMr Duncan
Mr R. F. EdwardsMr ElliottMs FatinMr Ferguson
Mr FreeMr GaylerMr GibsonMr Gorman
Mr Grace*Mr HoldingMr Hollis Mr Howe
Mr HullsMr HumphreysMrs JakobsenMr Jenkins
Mr JohnsMrs KellyMr KerinMr Kerr
Mr LangmoreMr LavarchMr LeeMr Lindsay
Ms McHughMr MartinMr MelhamMr P. F. Morris
Mr NewellMr O'KeefeMr O'NeilMr Price
Mr PunchMr Sawford*Mr ScholesMr J. L. Scott
Mr L. J. ScottMr SimmonsMr SnowMr Snowdon
Mr StaplesMr WalkerMr WestMr Willis
Mr H. F. Woods

NOES, 56

Mr AldredMr K. J. AndrewsMr AtkinsonMr Beale
Mr BradfordMr BraithwaiteMr BurrMr Cadman
Mr ChaneyMr CharlesMr CobbMr Connolly
Mr CostelloMr CowanMr DobieMr Downer
Dr H. R. EdwardsMr FifeMr FilingMr T. A. Fischer
Mr FordMr Halverson*Mr HawkerDr Hewson
Mr Hicks*Mr HowardDr KempMr Lloyd
Mr McArthurMr McGauranMr MackMr MacKellar
Mr McLachlanMr MilesMr MooreMr Nehl
Mr NugentMr PeacockMr ProsserMr Reid
Mr ReithMr Riggall Mr RocherMr Ronaldson
Mr RuddockMr B. C. ScottMr ShackMr Smith
Mr SomlyayMrs SullivanMr TaylorMr Truss
Mr WebsterMr WilsonDr R. L. WoodsDr Wooldridge

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Question-That the motion, as amended, viz.: That the Leader of the Opposition owes this House and the public an explanation for his determination to impose employment destroying policies such as the GST, the cuts in labour market programs and zero tariffs. The House is further of the opinion that the Leader of the Opposition owes the public an explanation for his contempt and intimidation of the various groups in Australia who question or oppose his policies and his negative comments about Australia such as his statement yesterday that Australia ""is on a slippery slope to nowhere''-be agreed to-put.

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

AYES, 65

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bevis
Mr BilneyDr BlewettMr BreretonMr R. J. Brown
Mr CampbellDr CatleyMr ClearyMr Courtice
Ms CrawfordMr CreanMrs CrosioMrs Darling
Mr DawkinsMr DuboisMr DuffyMr Duncan
Mr R. F. EdwardsMr ElliottMs FatinMr Ferguson
Mr FreeMr GaylerMr GibsonMr Gorman
Mr Grace*Mr HoldingMr Hollis Mr Howe
Mr HullsMr HumphreysMrs JakobsenMr Jenkins
Mr JohnsMrs KellyMr KerinMr Kerr
Mr LangmoreMr LavarchMr LeeMr Lindsay
Ms McHughMr MartinMr MelhamMr P. F. Morris
Mr NewellMr O'KeefeMr O'NeilMr Price
Mr PunchMr Sawford*Mr ScholesMr J. L. Scott
Mr L. J. ScottMr SimmonsMr SnowMr Snowdon
Mr StaplesMr WalkerMr WestMr Willis
Mr H. F. Woods

NOES, 56

Mr AldredMr K. J. AndrewsMr AtkinsonMr Beale
Mr BradfordMr BraithwaiteMr BurrMr Cadman
Mr ChaneyMr CharlesMr CobbMr Connolly
Mr CostelloMr CowanMr DobieMr Downer
Dr H. R. EdwardsMr FifeMr FilingMr T. A. Fischer
Mr FordMr Halverson*Mr HawkerDr Hewson
Mr Hicks*Mr HowardDr KempMr Lloyd
Mr McArthurMr McGauranMr MackMr MacKellar
Mr McLachlanMr MilesMr MooreMr Nehl
Mr NugentMr PeacockMr ProsserMr Reid
Mr ReithMr Riggall Mr RocherMr Ronaldson
Mr RuddockMr B. C. ScottMr ShackMr Smith
Mr SomlyayMrs SullivanMr TaylorMr Truss
Mr WebsterMr WilsonDr R. L. WoodsDr Wooldridge

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Questions without notice concluded.