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AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH BILL 1982

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

Debate resumed.

Question-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

Clauses 1 to 42, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 43 read-

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Button) moved an amendment, viz.: Page 15, sub-clause (1), line 3, leave out ''12'', insert ''8''.

Debate ensued.

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

The Committee divided-

AYES, 26

Senators- Bolkus Button Childs Coates Coleman Colston Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Hearn Jones Keeffe McIntosh McLaren Mulvihill Primmer Ray, Robert Robertson Ryan Tate Walsh Teller: Sibraa

NOES, 36

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Bonner Carrick, Sir John Chaney Chipp Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Haines Hamer Harradine Hill Jessop Lajovic MacGibbon Macklin Martin Martyr Mason Messner Missen Rae, Peter Reid Scott Siddons Teague Thomas Townley Walters Watson Withers Young Teller: Kilgariff

Amendment negatived accordingly.

Clause 43 agreed to.

Clause 44 read-

Senator Button moved an amendment, viz: Page 15, sub-clause (1), line 8, leave out ''tenth'', insert ''sixth''.

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

The Committee divided-

AYES, 25

Senators- Bolkus Button Childs Coates Coleman Colston Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Hearn Jones Keeffe McIntosh McLaren Mulvihill Primmer Ray, Robert Robertson Ryan Walsh Teller: Sibraa

NOES, 35

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Bonner Carrick, Sir John Chipp Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Haines Hamer Harradine Hill Jessop Lajovic MacGibbon Macklin Martin Martyr Mason Messner Missen Rae, Peter Reid Scott Siddons Teague Thomas Townley Walters Watson Withers Young Teller: Kilgariff

Amendment negatived accordingly.

Senator Button moved a further amendment, viz: Page 15, sub-clause (1), line 11 , leave out ''12'', insert ''8''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the figure proposed to be left out be left out-put and negatived.

Amendment negatived accordingly.

Clause 44 agreed to.

Title agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

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

On the motion of the Minister for Finance (Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle) the report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.