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Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Resources and Energy (Senator Walsh)-That these Bills be now read a second time.

Senator Boswell moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion, add '', but, in relation to the Meat Export Charge Bill 1984, the Senate calls upon the Government to implement a moratorium on charges for 2 years after the date upon which the legislation receives the Royal Assent''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the words proposed to be added be added-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 29

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Carrick, Sir John Collard (Teller) Crichton-Browne Durack Evans, Jack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Haines Hamer Harradine Hill Lajovic Lewis MacGibbon Macklin Martin Mason Missen Rae, Peter Reid Scott Teague Townley Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 25

Senators- Bolkus Button Childs Coates Coleman Cook Crowley Elstob Foreman Georges Giles Grimes Hearn Jones McClelland McIntosh (Teller) Maguire Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson Sibraa Tate Zakharov

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Main Question, as amended, agreed to.

Bills read a second time.

The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Bills.

In the Committee

Bills, by leave, taken as a whole.

Senator Macklin moved-That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following amendment in the Meat Export Charge Bill 1984: Page 1, clause 2, line 6, leave out all words after ''operation'', insert ''2 years after the day on which it receives the Royal Assent''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the request be agreed to-put.

The Committee divided-


Senators- Evans, Jack Haines Macklin (Teller) Mason

NOES, 48

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Bolkus Button Carrick, Sir John Childs Coates Coleman Collard Cook Crichton-Browne Crowley Durack Elstob Foreman Giles Grimes Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hearn Hill Jones Kilgariff Lajovic Lewis McClelland MacGibbon McIntosh Maguire Martin Missen Primmer Rae, Peter Ray, Robert Reid (Teller) Reynolds Richardson Robertson Scott Sibraa Tate Teague Townley Walters Watson Withers Zakharov

And so it was negatived.

Bills agreed to.

Bills to be reported without amendment or requests.

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 Bills read a third time.