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Questions without notice being asked--

Paper: Mr Downer (Leader of the Opposition), by leave,

presented the following paper:

"Season's Greetings" card featuring a photograph of a World War I


Questions without notice continued.

Member named and suspended: The Speaker named the Member for

Fisher (Mr Slipper) for refusing to resume his seat when

directed to do so by the Chair.

Mr Beazley (Leader of the House) moved--That the Member for

Fisher be suspended from the service of the House.


The House divided (the Speaker, Mr Martin, in the Chair)--

AYES, 77

Mr AdamsMr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr Beddall
Mr BevisMr BilneyMr BreretonMr Brown
Mr CampbellMr ChynowethMr ClearyMs Crawford
Mr CreanMrs CrosioMr CunninghamMs Deahm
Mr DuffyMr DuncanMrs EassonMr Elliott
Mr M. J. EvansMr FergusonMr FitzgibbonMr Free
Mr GearMr GibsonMr GormanMr Grace*
Mr GriffinMr GriffithsMr HavilandMs Henzell
Mr HoldingMr HollisMr HorneMr Howe
Mr HumphreysMr JenkinsMr JohnsMr Jones
Mr KeatingMrs KellyMr KerrMr Knott
Mr LangmoreMr LathamMr LavarchDr Lawrence
Mr LeeMr LindsayMs McHughMr Mack
Mr McLeayMr MelhamMr A. A. MorrisMr P. F. Morris
Mr NewellMr O'ConnorMr O'KeefeMr Price
Mr PunchMr QuickMr Sawford*Mr Sciacca
Mr L. J. ScottMr SimmonsMrs S. J. SmithMr S. F. Smith
Mr SnowMr SnowdonMr StaplesMr Tanner
Dr TheophanousMr TicknerMr WalkerMr Willis
Mr Woods

NOES, 64

Mr AbbottMr AldredMr AndersonMr J. N. Andrew
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr AtkinsonMr BealeMrs Bishop
Mr BradfordMr BraithwaiteMr CadmanMr Cameron
Mr CharlesMr CobbMr ConnollyMr Costello
Mr DobieMr DownerMr R. D. C. EvansMr Filing
Mr FischerMr ForrestMrs GallusMr Hall
Mr HalversonMr Hawker*Mr Hicks*Mr Howard
Mr JullMr KatterDr KempMr Lieberman
Mr LloydMr McArthurMr McGauranMr McLachlan
Mr MilesMr MooreMrs MoylanMr Nehl
Mr NevilleMr NugentMr PeacockMr Prosser
Mr PyneMr ReidMr ReithMr Rocher
Mr RonaldsonMr RuddockMr B. C. ScottMr Sharp
Mr SinclairMr SlipperMr SomlyayMrs Sullivan
Mr TaylorMr TrussMr TuckeyMr Vaile
Mr WakelinMr WilliamsDr WooldridgeMs Worth

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

The Member was, therefore, suspended at 2.34 p.m. for 24 hours

under standing order 305, and he accordingly withdrew from the


Questions without notice continued.

Papers: Mr Downer, by leave, presented the following papers:

Cabinet Minutes--Sale of ANL--Copies of minutes No. 1748, 1

June 1993, and No. 2563, 21 February 1994.

Questions without notice continued.