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Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Social Security (Senator Grimes)-That these Bills be now read a second time.

Public Accounts-Joint Statutory Committee-Statement by Senator: The Acting Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Durack), by leave, made a statement relating to the sitting of the Joint Statutory Committee of Public Accounts this day.

Debate resumed.

Question-put and passed.

Bills read a second time.

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

In the Committee

Bills debated.

Ordered-That the First Home Owners Bill 1983 and the Home Deposit Assistance Amendment Bill 1983 be first considered.

FIRST HOME OWNERS BILL 1983HOME DEPOSIT ASSISTANCE AMENDMENT BILL 1983- Bills, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to. HOUSING LOANS INSURANCE AMENDMENT BILL 1983- Clauses 1 to 3, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clauses 4 and 5, by leave, taken together and debated.

Question-That clauses 4 and 5 stand as printed-put.

The Committee divided-

AYES, 31

Senators- Bolkus Button Childs Chipp Coates Coleman Colston Cook Crowley Elstob Evans, Gareth Evans, Jack Foreman Gietzelt Giles Grimes Haines Jones Macklin Maguire Mason Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sibraa Tate Walsh Zakharov

NOES, 24

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Carrick, Sir John Collard (Teller) Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hill Kilgariff Lajovic Lewis Martin Messner Missen Rae, Peter Reid Scott Teague Townley Walters Watson

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Remainder of Bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bills to be reported without amendment.

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

On the motion of Senator Grimes the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bills read a third time.