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APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 1) 1981-82

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

In the Committee

Schedule 2 further considered.

Group C--

The following Votes were further debated and passed:

Divisions-- $

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

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

252 Acquisition of Sites and Buildings(Defence) . . 16,551,000 The following postponed Vote was further debated and passed:

Divisions 500-516, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, $76,338,000 Group D--

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

Divisions-- $

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

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

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

Senator Mulvihill, by leave, moved--That the Committee is of the opinion that the impact of the new Migrant Selection Scheme on Australia's migration intake, with particular reference to the country of origin of any refugee intake, should be monitored by the appropriate Estimates Committee during its consideration of Particulars of Proposed Expenditure for the remainder of the financial year 1981-82 and for the financial year 1982-83.

Question--That the motion (Senator Mulvihill's) be agreed to--put and passed.

Votes in Group D further debated and passed.

Group E--

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

Divisions-- $

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

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

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

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

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

248 Housing for Servicemen--Advances to States

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

Group F--

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

Divisions-- $

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

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

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

And consideration of Ministerial Papers resuming, pursuant to Sessional Order--