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EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES (CONFIDENTIALITY) BILL 1981

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question--That this Bill be now read a second time.

Senator Grimes moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion, add "", but the Senate is of the opinion that the Vietnam Veterans Study referred to in the Bill should be supported by a wide judicial inquiry''.

Debate ensued.

Question--That the words proposed to be added be added--put.

The Senate divided--

AYES, 27

Senator-- Senator-- Bolkus Jones Childs Keeffe Coates McIntosh Coleman Macklin Colston Mason Elstob Primmer Evans Ray, Robert Foreman Ryan Georges Sibraa Gietzelt Siddons Giles Tate Grimes Walsh Haines Teller: Hearn Robertson

NOES, 26

Senator-- Senator-- Baume Missen Bjelke-Petersen Rae, Peter Bonner Reid Carrick Scott Chaney Teague Durack Thomas Hamer Townley Hill Walters Kilgariff Watson Lajovic Withers MacGibbon Young Martin Martyr Teller: Messner Collard

Amendment agreed to accordingly.

Main Question, as amended--put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

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

In the Committee

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

Bill to be reported without amendment,

The President resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Colston) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Messner) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.