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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 this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.


The Senate divided

AYES, 26

Senators- Button Childs Chipp Coates Coleman Cook Crowley Elstob Evans, Gareth Evans, Jack Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Hearn Jones McClelland McIntosh (Teller) Maguire Mason Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Ryan Sibraa Walsh

NOES, 22

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

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

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, debated and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

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

On the motion of the Minister for Industry and Commerce (Senator Button) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.