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QUESTIONS

Questions without notice being asked—

Paper

Mr Crean (Deputy Leader of the Opposition), by leave, presented the following paper:

Monetary Policy—Media release by the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Mr Ian MacFarlane, 7 February 2001.

Questions without notice continuing—

Papers

Dr Wooldridge (Minister for Health and Aged Care) presented the following papers:

Private health insurance—30% tax rebate—Copies of letters from—

Meta Finnimore, Branch President, Australian Labor Party Kurilpa Branch to Dr Wooldridge, Minister for Health and Aged Care, 4 December 2000.

Dr Wooldridge, Minister for Health and Aged Care to Meta Finnimore, Branch President, Australian Labor Party Kurilpa Branch, 19 January 2001.

Questions without notice continuing—

Member ordered to withdraw

At 3.11 p.m. the Member for Watson (Mr McLeay) was ordered, under standing order 304A, to withdraw from the House for one hour for continuing to interject after a warning had been given from the Chair.

Mr McLeay having again interjected—

Member named and suspended

The Speaker named the Member for Watson.

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

Question—put.


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

AYES, 76

Mr AbbottMrs ElsonMr LiebermanMr Schultz
Mr AndersonMr EntschMr LindsayMr Scott
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FischerMr LloydMr Secker
Mr AnthonyMr Forrest*Mr McArthur*Mr Slipper
Fran BaileyMrs GallusMr I. E. MacfarlaneMr Somlyay
Mr BairdMs GambaroMr McGauranDr Southcott
Mr BarresiMrs GashMrs MayDr Stone
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMrs Sullivan
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMr NairnMr C. P. Thompson
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveMr NehlMr A. P. Thomson
Ms J. I. BishopMr HawkerDr NelsonMr Truss
Mr BroughMr HockeyMr NevilleMr Tuckey
Mr CadmanMr HowardMr NugentMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CameronMrs HullMr ProsserMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CausleyMr JullMr PyneMr Wakelin
Mr CharlesMr KatterMr ReithDr Washer
Mr CostelloMrs D. M. KellyMr RonaldsonMr Williams
Mr DownerJackie KellyMr RuddockDr Wooldridge
Mrs DraperDr KempMr St ClairMs Worth

NOES, 62

Mr AdamsMr M. J. FergusonDr LawrenceMs Roxon
Mr AlbaneseMr FitzgibbonMr LeeMr Rudd
Mr BevisMs GerickMs LivermoreMr Sawford*
Mr BreretonMr GibbonsMr McClellandMr Sciacca
Ms BurkeMs GillardMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sercombe*
Mr ByrneMr GriffinMs MacklinMr Sidebottom
Ms CorcoranMs HallMr McLeayMr Smith
Mr CoxMr HattonMr McMullanMr Snowdon
Mr CreanMs HoareDr MartinMr Swan
Mrs CrosioMr HollisMr MelhamMr Tanner
Mr DanbyMr HorneMr MossfieldDr Theophanous
Mr EdwardsMrs IrwinMr MurphyMr K. J. Thomson
Ms EllisMr JenkinsMr O'ConnorMr Wilkie
Mr EmersonMs KernotMr PriceMr Zahra
Mr M. J. EvansMr KerrMr Quick
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr LathamMr Ripoll

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Fahey Ms O'Byrne

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


The Member was, therefore, suspended at 3.20 p.m. for 24 hours under standing order 305, and he accordingly withdrew from the Chamber.

Mr Crean asking a question—

Speaker's ruling

The Speaker ruled that under standing order 153, as the question reflected on the character or conduct of other persons, it should be placed on notice.

Dissent from ruling moved

Mr Crean moved—That the ruling be dissented from.

Debate ensued.

Question—That the ruling be dissented from—put.

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

AYES, 59

Mr AdamsMr L. D. T. FergusonMr KerrMr Ripoll
Mr AlbaneseMr M. J. FergusonMr LathamMs Roxon
Mr BevisMr FitzgibbonDr LawrenceMr Rudd
Mr BreretonMs GerickMr LeeMr Sawford*
Ms BurkeMr GibbonsMs LivermoreMr Sciacca
Mr ByrneMs GillardMr McClellandMr Sercombe*
Ms CorcoranMr GriffinMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sidebottom
Mr CoxMs HallMs MacklinMr Smith
Mr CreanMr HattonMr McMullanMr Snowdon
Mrs CrosioMs HoareDr MartinMr Swan
Mr DanbyMr HollisMr MelhamMr Tanner
Mr EdwardsMr HorneMr MossfieldMr K. J. Thomson
Ms EllisMrs IrwinMr MurphyMr Wilkie
Mr EmersonMr JenkinsMr PriceMr Zahra
Mr M. J. EvansMs KernotMr Quick

NOES, 76

Mr AbbottMrs ElsonMr LiebermanMr Schultz
Mr AndersonMr EntschMr LindsayMr Scott
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FischerMr LloydMr Secker
Mr AnthonyMr Forrest*Mr McArthur*Mr Slipper
Fran BaileyMrs GallusMr I. E. MacfarlaneMr Somlyay
Mr BairdMs GambaroMr McGauranDr Southcott
Mr BarresiMrs GashMrs MayDr Stone
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMrs Sullivan
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMr NairnMr C. P. Thompson
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveMr NehlMr A. P. Thomson
Ms J. I. BishopMr HawkerDr NelsonMr Truss
Mr BroughMr HockeyMr NevilleMr Tuckey
Mr CadmanMr HowardMr NugentMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CameronMrs HullMr ProsserMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CausleyMr JullMr PyneMr Wakelin
Mr CharlesMr KatterMr ReithDr Washer
Mr CostelloMrs D. M. KellyMr RonaldsonMr Williams
Mr DownerJackie KellyMr RuddockDr Wooldridge
Mrs DraperDr KempMr St ClairMs Worth

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Fahey Ms O'Byrne

And so it was negatived.

Questions without notice concluded.