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REPRESENTATION BILL 1983

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

Debate resumed.

Senator Lewis moved an amendment, viz: Leave out all words after ''That'', insert ''the Bill be not further proceeded with until the Government has provided a Financial Impact Statement in accordance with the undertaking given by the Minister for Finance in a Ministerial Statement made to the House of Representatives on 7 September 1983 and tabled in the Senate on 8 September 1983''.

Debate continued.

Ordered-That the debate be adjourned till a later hour of the day and that Senator Lewis have leave to continue his speech on the resumption of the debate.