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BROADCASTING AND TELEVISION AMENDMENT BILL 1984 BROADCASTING STATIONS LICENCE FEES AMENDMENT BILL 1984TELEVISION STATIONS LICENCE FEES AMENDMENT BILL 1984

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Attorney-General (Senator Gareth Evans)-That these Bills be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Ordered-That the Question for the second reading of the Broadcasting and Television Amendment Bill 1984 be put separately.

Question-That the Broadcasting and Television Amendment Bill 1984 be now read a second time-put and passed.

Question-That the Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Amendment Bill 1984 and the Television Stations Licence Fees Amendment Bill 1984 be now read a second time-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 25

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

NOES, 28

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

And so it was negatived.

Broadcasting and Television Amendment Bill 1984 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 Baume, by leave, moved the following amendments together: Page 4, paragraph 5 (a), proposed sub-paragraph 83 (6) (e) (ii), lines 1 to 12, leave out the sub-paragraph, insert the following sub-paragraph: ''(ii) that, having considered the need for an adequate and comprehensive service provided pursuant to the licence for such an additional station, it is in the public interest that applications for such a licence should be invited; or''.

Page 4, paragraph 5 (b), lines 13 to 18, leave out the paragraph.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the amendments be agreed to-put and negatived.

Bill 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.

And it being 4.15 p.m.-