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CONSTITUTION ALTERATION (PARLIAMENT) BILL 1983

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

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

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

On the motion of Senator Macklin the following amendment was debated and agreed to: Page 2, clause 3, proposed sub-section 24 (3), leave out ''eighty-five thousand'', insert ''one hundred thousand''.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with an amendment.

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

On the motion, by leave, of the Attorney-General (Senator Gareth Evans) the Report from the Committee was adopted.

Senator Gareth Evans, by leave, moved-That this Bill be now read a third time.

Debate ensued.

Question-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 45

Senators- Baume Bolkus Carrick, Sir John Chaney Childs Chipp Coates Coleman Collard Colston Crowley Durack Evans, Gareth Evans, Jack Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Haines Hamer Hearn Hill Jones (Teller) Kilgariff Lajovic McClelland Macklin Maguire Mason Messner Missen Primmer Ray, Robert Reid Reynolds Richardson Robertson Ryan Sibraa Tate Teague Walsh Withers Zakharov

NOES, 8

Senators- Archer Bjelke-Petersen Crichton-Browne Harradine Jessop Lewis Townley (Teller) Walters

The President declared that the Question-That this Bill be now read a third time-had been resolved in the affirmative by an absolute majority, as required by the Constitution.

Bill read a third time.