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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 second time.

Debate resumed.

Senator Jessop moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion, add '', but the Senate is of the opinion that this legislation represents a further breach of the Government's election commitments''.

Debate continued.

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

Main Question, as amended-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 and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

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

On the motion of the Minister for Education (Senator Ryan) the Report from the Committee was adopted.

Senator Ryan moved-That this Bill be now read a third time.


The Senate divided

AYES, 58

Senators- Archer Aulich Baume Bjelke-Petersen Black Bolkus Brownhill Childs Coates Collard Colston Cooney Crichton-Browne Crowley Devlin Durack Elstob Evans, Gareth Foreman Georges Giles Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hearn Hill Jessop Jones Kilgariff Knowles Lajovic Lewis McClelland McIntosh McKiernan Maguire Messner Missen Parer Primmer Rae, Peter Ray, Robert Reid Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Scott Sheil Short Sibraa Tate Teague Townley Vanstone Walsh Walters Watson Zakharov


Senators- Evans, Jack Haines Macklin (Teller) Mason Vigor

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a third time.