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REPATRIATION LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1985

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Community Services (Senator Grimes)-That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Chipp) moved an amendment, viz: Leave out all words after ''That'', insert ''consideration of this Bill be an Order of the Day for the first sitting day in August 1985''.

Debate continued.

Question-That the words proposed to be left out be left out-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 8

Senators- Chipp Evans, Jack Haines Harradine Macklin (Teller) Mason Missen Vigor

NOES, 59

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Black Bolkus Brownhill Button Childs Coates Collard Colston Cooney Crichton-Browne Crowley Devlin Durack Elstob Evans, Gareth Foreman Georges Giles Grimes Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hearn Hill Jessop Jones Kilgariff Knowles Lajovic Lewis McClelland MacGibbon McIntosh McKiernan Maguire Parer Primmer Puplick Rae, Peter Ray, Robert Reid (Teller) Reynolds Richardson Robertson Ryan Scott Sheil Short Sibraa Tate Teague Townley Vanstone Walters Watson Withers Zakharov Amendment negatived accordingly. Question-That this Bill be now read a second time-put. The Senate divided-

AYES, 60

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Black Bolkus Brownhill Button Childs Coates Collard Colston Cooney Crichton-Browne Crowley Devlin Durack Elstob Evans, Gareth Foreman Georges Giles Grimes Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hearn Hill Jessop Jones Kilgariff Knowles Lajovic Lewis McClelland MacGibbon McIntosh McKiernan Maguire Missen Parer Primmer Puplick Rae, Peter Ray, Robert Reid (Teller) Reynolds Richardson Robertson Ryan Scott Sheil Short Sibraa Tate Teague Townley Vanstone Walters Watson Withers Zakharov

NOES, 7

Senators- Chipp Evans, Jack Haines Harradine Macklin (Teller) Mason Vigor

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time.

The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Bill.

In the Committee

Clause 1 agreed to.

Clauses 2 to 15, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 16 debated and agreed to.

Clauses 17 to 68, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 69 debated and agreed to.

Clause 70 debated and agreed to.

Clause 71 debated and agreed to.

On the motion of Senator Collard the following amendment was debated and agreed to:

Page 26, after clause 71, add the following new clause: Cessation of operation of certain provisions ''72. (1) Section 16, sub-sections 17 (2), 19 (2), 21 (2), 23 (2) and 24 (2), sections 25 and 32, Part IV, sub-sections 54 (2) and 61 (2) and sections 69, 70 and 71 shall cease to be in force at the expiration of 6 months after the commencement of this Act.

''(2) When provisions of this Act cease to be in force by virtue of sub-section (1), the relevant Acts shall have effect as if those Acts had not been amended by those provisions.

''(3) After the expiration of 6 months after the commencement of this Act, the relevant Acts apply, in accordance with sub-sections (1) and (2), to and in relation to- (a) decisions of the Commission in respect of claims for pension where consideration of the claims by the Commission commenced after the expiration of that period;

(b) decisions of the Veterans' Review Board in respect of reviews of decisions of the Commission referred to in paragraph (a); and

(c) decisions of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in respect of reviews of decisions of the Commission referred to in paragraph (a) or reviews of decisions of the Veterans' Review Board in substitution for decisions of the Commission so referred to.

''(4) In this section, 'relevant Acts' means the Acts referred to in section 65.''.

Remainder of Bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bill to be reported with an amendment.

The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Elstob) resumed the Chair; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator Hamer) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Education (Senator Ryan) the Report from the Committee was adopted.

Senator Ryan moved-That this Bill be now read a third time.

Question-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 61

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Black Bolkus Brownhill Chaney Childs Coates Collard Colston Cooney Crichton-Browne Crowley Devlin Durack Elstob Evans, Gareth Foreman Georges Giles Grimes Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hearn Hill Jessop Jones Kilgariff Knowles Lajovic Lewis McClelland MacGibbon McIntosh McKiernan Maguire Missen Parer Primmer Puplick Rae, Peter Ray, Robert Reid Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Scott Sheil Short Sibraa Tate Teague Townley Vanstone Walsh Walters Watson Withers Zakharov

NOES, 7

Senators- Chipp Evans, Jack Haines Harradine Macklin (Teller) Mason Vigor

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a third time.