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LEGISLATION-FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENTS

Senator Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved-That all Bills and amendments to Bills introduced into the Senate from the commencement of the Budget Session 1982 should be accompanied by a financial impact statement which shall contain the following information for each of-(1) the balance of the financial year; and (2) the following two financial years-

(a) the estimated costs to Government (if any);

(b) the estimated revenue of Government (if any);

(c) the estimated savings of Government (if any);

(d) the estimated financial burden (if any) which will be imposed on industry or other sections of the community; and

(e) the estimated savings (if any) which will be of benefit to industry or other sections of the community.

Debate ensued.

Leave refused: The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Chipp) sought leave to continue his speech on the resumption of the debate.

Objection being raised, leave not granted.

Debate continued.

Senator Robertson moved-That this debate be now adjourned.

Question-put.

The Senate divided-

AYES, 49

Senators Baume Bolkus Bonner Carrick, Sir John Chaney Childs Chipp Coates Coleman Collard Colston Crichton-Browne Durack Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Giles Grimes Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Haines Hamer Hearn Hill Jones Keeffe Lajovic McClelland McIntosh McLaren Macklin Martin Mason Messner Mulvihill Primmer Ray, Robert Robertson Ryan Scott Sibraa Siddons Tate Teague Thomas Walsh Withers Young Teller: Kilgariff

NOES, 12

Senators Archer Bjelke-Petersen Harradine Jessop Lewis Martyr Missen Reid Townley Walters Watson Teller: MacGibbon

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Ordered-That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.