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QUESTIONS

Questions without notice being asked—

Paper

Mr Costello (Treasurer) presented the following paper:

Copy of letter from Mr Ralph Willis (Minister for Finance) to prospective investors in the Commonwealth Bank, 24 September 1993.

Questions without notice continuing—

Papers

Mr Costello (Treasurer) presented the following papers:

"Handle with care"—Extract from report prepared by the Australian Council of Trade Unions on employee financial participation.

Copy of memorandum from G. D. Fitton, Director of Remuneration Planning Corporation to Mr Mike Callaghan, Chief of Staff, Office of the Treasurer, 7 September 2000.

Questions without notice continuing—

Member ordered to withdraw

At 2.50 p.m. the Member for Burke (Mr O'Keefe) was ordered, under standing order 304A, to withdraw from the House for one hour for interjecting with an unparliamentary expression, and he accordingly withdrew from the Chamber.

Questions without notice continuing—


Member ordered to withdraw

At 2.51 p.m. the Member for Fowler (Mrs Irwin) was ordered, under standing order 304A, to withdraw from the House for one hour for continuing to interject after a general warning had been given by the Chair, and she accordingly withdrew from the Chamber.

Questions without notice continuing—

Member named and suspended

The Speaker named the Member for Brisbane (Mr Bevis) for continuing to interject after a general warning had been given by the Chair.

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

Question—put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr J. N. Andrew, in the Chair)—

AYES, 75

Mr AbbottMr EntschMr LawlerMr Ruddock
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FaheyMr LiebermanMr St Clair
Mr AnthonyMr FischerMr LindsayMr Schultz
Fran BaileyMr Forrest*Mr LloydMr Scott
Mr BairdMrs GallusMr McArthur*Mr Secker
Mr BarresiMs GambaroMr I. E. MacfarlaneMr Slipper
Mr BartlettMrs GashMr McGauranMr Somlyay
Mr BillsonMr GeorgiouMrs MayDr Southcott
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HaaseMr MooreMrs Sullivan
Ms J. I. BishopMr HardgraveMrs MoylanMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BroughMr HawkerMr NairnMr A. P. Thomson
Mr CadmanMr HockeyMr NehlMr Truss
Mr CameronMr HowardDr NelsonMr Tuckey
Mr CausleyMrs HullMr NevilleMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CharlesMr JullMr NugentMr Wakelin
Mr CostelloMr KatterMr ProsserDr Washer
Mr DownerMrs D. M. KellyMr PyneMr Williams
Mrs DraperJackie KellyMr ReithMs Worth
Mrs ElsonDr KempMr Ronaldson

NOES, 64

Mr AdamsMr L. D. T. FergusonMr LeeMr Quick
Mr AlbaneseMr M. J. FergusonMs LivermoreMr Ripoll
Mr BeazleyMr FitzgibbonMr McClellandMs Roxon
Mr BevisMs GerickMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Rudd
Mr BreretonMr GibbonsMs MacklinMr Sawford*
Ms BurkeMs GillardMr McLeayMr Sciacca
Mr ByrneMr GriffinMr McMullanMr Sercombe*
Ms CorcoranMs HallDr MartinMr Sidebottom
Mr CoxMr HattonMr MelhamMr Smith
Mr CreanMs HoareMr MorrisMr Snowdon
Mrs CrosioMr HorneMr MossfieldMr Swan
Mr DanbyMr JenkinsMr MurphyMr Tanner
Mr EdwardsMs KernotMs O'ByrneDr Theophanous
Ms EllisMr KerrMr O'ConnorMr K. J. Thomson
Mr EmersonMr LathamMs PlibersekMr Wilkie
Mr M. J. EvansDr LawrenceMr PriceMr Zahra

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Anderson Mr Hollis

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

The Member was, therefore, suspended at 3.01 p.m. for 24 hours under standing order 305, and he accordingly withdrew from the Chamber.

Questions without notice continued.