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PETERMANN ABORIGINAL LAND TRUST (BOUNDARIES) BILL 1985

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

Senator Peter Baume moved an amendment, viz: Leave out all words after ""That'', insert ""the Senate declines to give this Bill a second reading because of its concern that the Northern Territory Government was not consulted in relation to the alterations to the boundaries of the Petermann Land Trust or its effect on the Uluru National Park at any stage prior to the introduction of the Bill into the Parliament''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the words proposed to be left out be left out-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 25

Senators- Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hill Jessop MacGibbon Messner Missen Puplick Rae, Peter Sheil (Teller) Short Teague Townley Vanstone Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 30

Senators- Aulich Black Bolkus Button Childs Chipp Coates Colston Cooney Crowley Devlin Evans Foreman Georges Giles Grimes Haines Jones (Teller) McClelland McIntosh Mason Morris Richardson Robertson Sibraa Siddons Tate Vigor Walsh Zakharov

Amendment negatived accordingly.

Question-That this Bill be now read a second time-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

Clauses 1 and 2, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 3 debated.

Question-That the clause stand as printed-put.

The Committee divided-

AYES, 31

Senators- Aulich Black Bolkus Button Childs Chipp Coates Colston Cooney Crowley Devlin Evans Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Haines Jones (Teller) McClelland McIntosh Mason Morris Richardson Robertson Sibraa Siddons Tate Vigor Walsh Zakharov

NOES, 25

Senators- Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hill Jessop MacGibbon Messner Missen Puplick Rae, Peter Sheil (Teller) Short Teague Townley Vanstone Walters Watson Withers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Clause 3 agreed to accordingly.

Remainder of Bill, by leave, taken as a whole and 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 Veterans' Affairs (Senator Gietzelt) the Report from the Committee was adopted.

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

Debate ensued.

Question-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 31

Senators- Aulich Black Bolkus Button Childs Chipp Coates Colston Cooney Crowley Devlin Evans Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Haines Jones (Teller) McClelland McIntosh Mason Morris Richardson Robertson Sibraa Siddons Tate Vigor Walsh Zakharov

NOES, 25

Senators- Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hill Jessop MacGibbon Messner Missen Puplick Rae, Peter Sheil (Teller) Short Teague Townley Vanstone Walters Watson Withers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a third time.