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Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Industry and Commerce (Senator Button)-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

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

Senator Messner moved an amendment, viz: Page 17, clause 30, sub-clauses (2) and (3), lines 30 to 43, leave out the sub-clauses.

Debate ensued.

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

The Committee divided-

AYES, 29

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Chipp Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Evans, Jack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Haines Hamer Hill Jessop Kilgariff (Teller) Lajovic Lewis Macklin Mason Messner Missen Reid Teague Townley Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 27

Senators- Bolkus Childs Coates Coleman Colston Crowley Elstob Evans, Gareth Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Harradine Hearn Jones (Teller) McClelland Maguire Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson Sibraa Tate Walsh Zakharov

Amendment agreed to accordingly.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with an amendment.

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

On the motion of the Minister for Social Security (Senator Grimes) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.