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NATIONAL CRIMES COMMISSION 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, Senators Crichton-Browne and Martyr, by leave, having recorded their votes for the

Noes.[PA]

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 6, by leave, taken together and agreed to. Clause 7 read- Senator Evans moved an amendment, viz: Page 4, sub-clause (2), lines 17 to 28, leave out the sub- clause, insert the following sub-clause: ''(2) In this section, 'offence' means an offence- (a) relating to organized criminal activities, that is to say, activities that appear to involve a number of offences connected with one another, several offenders and substantial planning and organization; (b) involving the use of sophisticated methods, planning or techniques; or (c) relating to bribery or corruption involving officers of the Commonwealth or officers of a Territory.''. Debate ensued. And it being eleven p.m.: The Chairman of Committees (Senator McClelland), under Sessional Order, put the Question-That he do leave the Chair and report to the Senate. Question-resolved in the affirmative. The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Colston) resumed the Chair; and Senator McClelland reported accordingly. 19

Noes.[PA]

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 6, by leave, taken together and agreed to. Clause 7 read- Senator Evans moved an amendment, viz: Page 4, sub-clause (2), lines 17 to 28, leave out the sub- clause, insert the following sub-clause: ''(2) In this section, 'offence' means an offence- (a) relating to organized criminal activities, that is to say, activities that appear to involve a number of offences connected with one another, several offenders and substantial planning and organization; (b) involving the use of sophisticated methods, planning or techniques; or (c) relating to bribery or corruption involving officers of the Commonwealth or officers of a Territory.''. Debate ensued. And it being eleven p.m.: The Chairman of Committees (Senator McClelland), under Sessional Order, put the Question-That he do leave the Chair and report to the Senate. Question-resolved in the affirmative. The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Colston) resumed the Chair; and Senator McClelland reported accordingly. 19