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The Minister for Education (Senator Peter Baume), pursuant to Notice of Motion not objected to as a Formal Motion, moved-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the giving of guarantees and subsidies by the Commonwealth in respect of certain loans made to eligible students.

Question-put and passed.

Bill presented, and on the motion of Senator Peter Baume read a first time.

Suspension of Standing Orders: Senator Peter Baume, pursuant to contingent notice, moved-That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through its remaining stages without delay.

Question-put and passed.

Senator Peter Baume moved-That this Bill be now read a second time.

On the motion of Senator Robertson the debate was adjourned.

Senator Peter Baume moved-That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.

Debate ensued.

Question-put and passed.