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APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 1) 1981-82

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

In the Committee

The Minister for National Development and Energy (Senator Carrick) moved--

(1) That clauses 1 to 8 and Schedule 1 be postponed till after the consideration of Schedule 2.

(2) That, unless otherwise ordered, the Votes in Schedule 2 be considered in the same groupings and order as the departmental estimates referred to Estimates Committees A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H, respectively, as follows:

Page in Division

Bill Number Department Amount $

Group A

8 101-105 Parliament . . . . . . 22,973,000

23 165-192 Attorney-General's . . . . 125,039,000

86 370-378 Industrial Relations . . . . 24,370,000

29 195-205 Business and Consumer Affairs . . 148,848,000

Group B

47 270-284 Education . . . . . . 543,843,000

38 220-227 Communications . . . . . . 286,576,000

70 330-349 Home Affairs and Environment . . 139,411,000

Page in Division

Bill Number Department Amount

Group C

100 500-516 Prime Minister and Cabinet . . 76,338,000

122 670-678 Treasury . . . . . . 375,042,000

56 304-308 Finance . . . . . . . . 52,094,000

59 310 Advance to the Minister for Finance. . 125,000,000

14 130-161 Administrative Services . . . . 430,349,000

46 250 Rent (Defence) . . . . . . 46,488,000

46 252 Acquisition of Sites and Building

(Defence) . . . . . . 16,551,000

Group D

41 230-243 Defence . . . . . , . . 3,435,668,000

60 315-319 Foreign Affairs . . . . . . 740,511,000

83 360-365 Immigration and Ethnic Affairs . . 101,474,000

Group E

92 430-436 National Development and Energy . . 94,932,000

53 286 Employment and Youth Affairs . . 334,998,000

79 350-358 Housing and Construction . . . . 308,264,000

46 245 Buildings and Works (Defence) . . 148,695,000

46 246 Repairs and Maintenance (Defence) 76,435,000

46 248 Housing for Servicemen--Advances

to States (Defence) . . . . 4,180,000

Group F

105 540-554 Science and Technology . . . . 408,171,000

34 210-215 Capital Territory . . . . . . 99,255,000

119 655-662 Transport . . . . . . 447,589,000

Group G

67 325-329 Health . . . . . . . . 471,875,000

112 590-591 Social Security . . . . . . 414,347,000

125 690-693 Veterans' Affairs . . . . . . 530,139,000

11 120-125 Aboriginal Affairs . . . . 130,973,000

Group H

96 490-497 Primary Industry . . . . . . 108,673,000

89 380-388 Industry and Commerce . . . . 125,574,000

115 640-646 Trade and Resources . . . . 356,371,000

(3) That leave be given to Senators to move motions expressing opinions or making recommendations based on the Reports of the Estimates Committees; that such motions be moved when the appropriate Vote is under consideration; that where more than one motion is proposed in relation to a particular Vote the motions may be debated together, but in all cases a motion or motions shall be disposed of before the Question is put on the Vote before the Chair; and that any Resolutions be reported when the Chairman makes his Report to the President at the conclusion of proceedings in Committee of the Whole.

Question--put and passed.

Schedule 2 read--

Group A--

The following Votes were, by leave, taken together, debated and passed:

Divisions-- $

101-105 Parliament . . . . . . . . . . 22,973,000

165-192 Attorney-General's . . . . . . . . 125,039,000

370-378 Industrial Relations . . . . . . . . 24,370,000

195-205 Business and Consumer Affairs . . . . 148,848,000

Group B--

The following Votes were, by leave, taken together, debated and passed:

Divisions-- $

270-284 Education . . . . . . . . . . 543,843,000

220-227 Communications . . . . . . . . 286,576,000

330-349 Home Affairs and Environment . . . . 139,41 1,000

Group C--

Ordered--That the Departments in Group C be considered separately.

Divisions 500-516, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, $76,338,000, debated.

Ordered--That further consideration of the Votes for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet be postponed.

The following Votes in Group C were, by leave, taken together and passed:

Divisions-- $

670-678 Treasury . . . . . . . . . . 375,042,000

304-308 Finance . . . . . . . . . . 52,094,000

310 Advance to the Minister for Finance . . . . 125,000,000

And it being half-past ten p.m.: The Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Elstob), under Sessional Order, put the Question--That he do leave the Chair and report to the Senate.

The Committee divided--

AYES, 28

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

NOES, 28

Senator-- Senator-- Archer MacGibbon Baume Martin Bjelke-Petersen Martyr Bonner Messner Carrick Missen Chancy Rae, Peter Collard Reid Crichton-Browne Scott Guilfoyle, Thomas Dame Margaret Townley Hamer Walters Hill Watson Jessop Withers Lajovic Teller: Lewis Kilgariff

The Ayes and Noes being equal, Question resolved in the negative.

The following Divisions were called on-- $

130-161 Administrative Services . . . . . . 430,349,000

250 Rent (Defence) . . . . . . . . 46,488,000

252 Acquisition of Sites and Buildings (Defence) . . 16,551,000 Debate ensued.

Senator Walsh moved--That the Chairman do report progress and ask leave to sit again.

Question--put.

The Committee divided--

AYES, 28

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

NOES, 28

Senator-- Senator-- Archer MacGibbon Baume Martin Bjelke-Petersen Martyr Bonner Messner Carrick Missen Chaney Rae, Peter Collard Reid Crichton-Browne Scott Guilfoyle, Thomas Dame Margaret Townley Hamer Walters Hill Watson Jessop Withers Lajovic Teller: Lewis Kilgariff

The Ayes and Noes being equal, Question resolved in the negative.

Debate continued.

Senator Walsh moved--That the Chairman do report progress and ask leave to sit again.

Question--put.

The Committee divided--

AYES, 28

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

NOES, 28

Senator-- Senator-- Archer MacGibbon Baume Martin Bjelke-Petersen Martyr Bonner Messner Carrick Missen Chaney Rae, Peter Collard Reid Crichton-Browne Scott Guilfoyle, Thomas Dame Margaret Townley Hamer Walters Hill Watson Jessop Withers Lajovic Teller: Lewis Kilgariff

The Ayes and Noes being equal, Question resolved in the negative.

Debate continued.

Senator Walsh moved--That the Chairman do report progress and ask leave to sit again.

Question--put.

The Committee divided--

AYES, 28

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

NOES, 28

Senator-- Senator-- Archer Martin Baume Martyr Bjelke-Petersen Messner Bonner Missen Carrick Rae, Peter Chaney Reid Collard Scott Crichton-Browne Teague Guilfoyle, Thomas Dame Margaret Townley Hamer Walters Hill Watson Lajovic Withers Lewis Teller: MacGibbon Kilgariff

The Ayes and Noes being equal, Question resolved in the negative.

Debate continued.

Senator Walsh moved--That further consideration of the Votes for the Department of Administrative Services be postponed.

Question--put.

The Committee divided--

AYES, 28

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

NOES, 28

Senator-- Senator-- Archer Martin Baume Martyr Bjelke-Petersen Messner Bonner Missen Carrick Rae, Peter Chaney Reid Collard Scott Crichton-Browne Teague Guilfoyle, Thomas Dame Margaret Townley Hamer Walters Hill Watson Lajovic Withers Lewis Teller: MacGibbon Kilgariff

The Ayes and Noes being equal, Question resolved in the negative.

Debate continued.

Ordered--That the Chairman of Committees (Senator McClelland) report progress and ask leave to sit again.

The President resumed the Chair; and The Chairman of Committees (Senator McClelland) reported that the Committee had considered the Bill and had made progress, and asked leave to sit again.