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QUESTIONS

Questions without notice being asked—

Ministerial change: Mr Howard (Prime Minister), in answering a question, informed the House that he had today accepted the resignation of Senator Gibson as Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer.

Questions without notice continued.

Member named and suspended: The Speaker named the Member for Cunningham (Mr Martin) for refusing to resume his seat when directed to do so by the Chair.

Mr Reith (Leader of the House) moved—That the Member for Cunningham be suspended from the service of the House.

Question—put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr Halverson, in the Chair)—

AYES, 89

Mr AbbottMr DownerMr LindsayMr Sharp
Mr AndersonMrs DraperMr LloydMr Sinclair
Mr AndrenMrs ElsonMr McDougallMr Slipper
Mr J. N. AndrewMr R. D. C. EvansMr McGauranMr A. C. Smith
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FaheyMr McLachlanMr W. L. Smith
Mr AnthonyMr FilingMr MarekMr Somlyay
Mrs BaileyMr FischerMr MilesDr Southcott
Mr R. C. BaldwinMr ForrestMr MooreMrs Stone
Mr BarresiMs GambaroMrs MoylanMrs Sullivan
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMr MutchMr Taylor
Mr BillsonMrs E. J. GraceMr NairnMr Truss
Mrs BishopMr HardgraveMr NehlMr Tuckey
Mr BradfordMr HawkerDr NelsonMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr BroadbentMr Hicks*Mr NevilleMs D. S. Vale
Mr CadmanMr HockeyMr NugentMr Wakelin
Mr E. H. CameronMr HowardMr ProsserMrs West
Mr R. A. CameronMs JeanesMr PyneMr Williams
Mr CampbellMrs JohnstonMr RandallDr Wooldridge
Mr CausleyMr JullMr ReithMs Worth*
Mr CharlesMr KatterMr RocherMr Zammit
Mr CobbMrs D. M. KellyMr Ronaldson
Mr CostelloDr KempMr Ruddock
Mr DondasMr LiebermanMr Scott

NOES, 46

Mr AdamsMr M. J. EvansMr LathamMr O[quot ]Keefe
Mr AlbaneseMr L. D. T. FergusonDr LawrenceMr Price
Mr P. J. BaldwinMr M. J. FergusonMr LeeMr Quick
Mr BeazleyMr FitzgibbonMs MacklinMr Sawford*
Mr BeddallMr E. L. Grace*Mr McLeayMr Sercombe
Mr BevisMr GriffinMr McMullanMr S. F. Smith
Mr BreretonMr HattonMr MartinMr Tanner
Mr BrownMr HoldingMr MelhamDr Theophanous
Mr CreanMr HollisMr A. A. MorrisMr K. J. Thomson
Mrs CrosioMr JenkinsMr P. F. MorrisMr Wilton
Ms EllisMr KerrMr Mossfield
Mr G. J. EvansMr LangmoreMr O[quot ]Connor

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

The Member was, therefore, suspended at 2.44 p.m. for 24 hours under standing order 305, and he accordingly withdrew from the Chamber.

Questions without notice continued.