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SNOWY MOUNTAINS ENGINEERING CORPORATION AMENDMENT BILL 1985

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.

Question-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 35

Senators- Aulich Black Bolkus Button Childs Chipp Coates Colston Cooney Crowley Devlin Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Haines Jones McClelland McIntosh (Teller) McKiernan Macklin Maguire Morris Ray, Robert Richardson Ryan Sanders Siddons Tate Vigor Walsh Zakharov

NOES, 28

Senators- Archer Baume, Michael Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Brownhill Carrick, Sir John Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hill Jessop Knowles Lewis Messner Missen Parer Puplick Rae, Peter Reid (Teller) Short Teague Townley Vanstone 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 and debated.

Senator Lewis moved an amendment, viz: Page 3, clause 7, at end of proposed new section 18, add the following new sub-sections:

""(3) The Corporation shall not join in the formation of a partnership or a company unless the Minister has approved in writing of the participation of the Corporation in that partnership or company.

""(4) An approval given under sub-section (3), together with a statement of particulars of the partnership or company to which the approval relates, shall be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the giving of that approval.

""(5) The Corporation shall not join in the formation of a partnership or a company which has any function or power which is not a function or a power of the Corporation.''.

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

The Committee divided-

AYES, 26

Senators- Archer Baume, Michael Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Brownhill Carrick, Sir John Collard Crichton-Browne Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hill Jessop Knowles Lewis MacGibbon Missen Parer Puplick Reid Sheil (Teller) Short Teague Vanstone Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 34

Senators- Black Bolkus Button Childs Chipp Coates Colston Cooney Devlin Elstob Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Haines Jones McClelland McIntosh (Teller) McKiernan Macklin Maguire Morris Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson Ryan Sanders Siddons Tate Vigor Walsh Zakharov

And so it was negatived.

On the motion of Senator Lewis the following amendment was agreed to: Page 13, clause 8, after proposed new paragraph 52 (b), insert the following new word and paragraph:

""and (c) a report on the operations of any partnership or company in the formation of which the Corporation has joined,''.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with an amendment.

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

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