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ACTS INTERPRETATION AMENDMENT BILL 1984

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Attorney-General (Senator Gareth Evans)-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.

On the motion of Senator Gareth Evans the following amendments were, by leave, taken together, debated and agreed to: Page 6, clause 13, sub-clause (1), proposed paragraph 25B (1) (b), line 19, leave out '', in any industrial agreement'', insert ''or any industrial agreement, in any other order (whether executive, judicial or otherwise)''.

Page 7, clause 13, sub-clause (1), proposed section 25D, line 7, after ''decision'', insert '', whether the expression 'reasons', 'grounds' or any other expression is used''.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with amendments.

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

On the motion of Senator Gareth Evans the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.