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APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 3) 1984-85

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

Question-put and passed.

Bill read a first time. Senator Grimes moved-That this Bill be now read a second time.

Cognate debate: The following Bill was, by leave, considered together with the above-mentioned Bill during the second reading debate: Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 1984-85.

Debate ensued.

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

Senator Grimes moved- (1) That clauses 1 to 7 be postponed till after consideration of the Schedule.

(2) That, unless otherwise ordered, the Votes in the Schedule be considered in the same groupings and order as the departmental estimates referred to Estimates Committees A, B, C, D, E and F, respectively, as follows:

Division Nos

Department

Amount

$

Group A

400, 404, 540

Industry, Technology and Commerce 3 665 000

500, 506, 508,

512, 513, 515,

516

Prime Minister and Cabinet 1 052 000

640, 642, 644

Trade 1 851 000

540, 543, 544,

548

Science 1 146 000

Group B

560

Community Services 1 974 000

360, 365

Immigration and Ethnic Affairs 1 050 000

560

Social Security 12 169 000

325, 329

Health 3 438 000

Group C

304

Finance 232 000

287, 288, 290

Employment and Industrial Relations 11 974 000

670-672, 676

Treasury 1 756 000

490, 497

Primary Industry 2 282 000

220, 222, 224

Communications 12 201 000

Group D

270-272, 278,

279, 282-284,

360

Education 6 954 000

352-354

Housing and Construction 3 475 000

130, 333, 590,

592

Sport, Recreation and Tourism 11 820 000

330, 336

Arts, Heritage and Environment 1 187 000

120, 125

Aboriginal Affairs 4 282 000

Group E

520, 521, 523

Resources and Energy 1 171 000

165, 175, 179,

181, 187

Attorney-General's 7 432 000

575, 577, 579,

580, 582

Special Minister of State 11 507 000

315, 316, 318,

319

Foreign Affairs 22 921 000

230, 232-234,

239, 255-257

Defence 248 811 000

Group F

334, 690-692

Veterans' Affairs 24 664 000

664, 666, 667

Transport 2 427 000

193

Aviation 845 000

620, 622, 624,

626, 628

Territories 5 688 000

130, 132

Local Government and Administrative Services 17 185 000

Rent (Defence) 859 000

(3) That leave be given to Senators to move motions expressing opinions or making recommendations based on the Reports of the Estimates Committees; that such motions be moved when the appropriate Vote is under consideration; that where more than one motion is proposed in relation to a particular Vote, the motions may be debated together, but in all cases a motion or motions shall be disposed of before the Question is put on the Vote before the Chair, and that any Resolutions be reported when the Chairman makes his report to the President at the conclusion of proceedings in Committee of the Whole.

Debate ensued.

Question-put and passed.

Schedule read- Group A- The following Votes were, by leave, taken together and passed without requests: Divisions-$

400, 404, 540

Industry, Technology and Commerce 3 665 000

500, 506, 508,

512, 513, 515,

516

Prime Minister and Cabinet 1 052 000

640, 642, 644

Trade 1 851 000

540, 543, 544,

548

Science 1 146 000 Group B- The following Votes were, by leave, taken together and passed without requests: Divisions-$

560

Community Services 1 974 000

360, 365

Immigration and Ethnic Affairs 1 050 000

560

Social Security 12 169 000

325, 329

Health 3 438 000 Group C- The following Votes were, by leave, taken together and debated: Divisions-$

304

Finance 232 000

287, 288, 290

Employment and Industrial Relations 11 974 000

670-672, 676

Treasury 1 756 000

490, 497

Primary Industry 2 282 000

220, 222, 224

Communications 12 201 000 Ordered-That the Chairman of Committees (Senator Hamer) report progress and ask leave to sit again.

The President resumed the Chair; and Senator Hamer reported that the Committee had considered the Bill, made progress, and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered-That the Committee have leave to sit again on the next day of sitting.