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LOANS BILL 1985

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Gietzelt)-That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

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

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

Senator Messner moved an amendment, viz: Page 1, clause 1, line 5, leave out ""Loans'', insert ""Loan''.

Debate ensued.

Paper: The Minister for Finance (Senator Walsh) tabled the following Paper:

Loans Bill 1985-Copy of a letter to the Chairman of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts (Senator Georges) from the Minister for Finance (Senator Walsh), dated 19 June 1985, relating to the Loans Bill 1985.

Debate continued.

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

The Committee divided-

AYES, 35

Senators- Archer Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Chipp Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Haines Hamer Harradine Hill Jessop Lewis MacGibbon Mason Messner Parer Puplick Rae, Peter Reid (Teller) Sanders Sheil Short Siddons Teague Townley Vanstone Vigor Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 28

Senators- Aulich Black Bolkus Button Childs Coates Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Devlin Evans Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Jones McClelland McIntosh (Teller) Maguire Morris Richardson Robertson Ryan Sibraa Tate Walsh Zakharov

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

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

Amendment agreed to accordingly.

On the motion of Senator Siddons the following amendment was debated and agreed to: Page 1, clause 3, definition of ""prescribed year'', paragraph (b), line 13, leave out the paragraph.

On the motion of Senator Messner the following amendments were, by leave, taken together, debated and agreed to:

Page 2, clause 3, definition of ""relevant Act'', line 1, leave out ""a prescribed year'', insert ""the prescribed year''.

Page 2, clause 3, definition of ""relevant Act'', paragraph (a), line 2, leave out ""(a) in the case of the prescribed year ending on 30 June 1986-''.

Page 2, clause 3, definition of ""relevant Act'', paragraph (b), lines 9 to 12, leave out the paragraph.

Page 2, clause 3, definition of ""relevant service'', line 13, leave out ""a prescribed year'', insert ""the prescribed year''.

Page 2, clause 4, line 19, leave out ""a prescribed year'', insert ""the prescribed year''.

Page 2, clause 4, lines 19 to 27, leave out ""that prescribed year'' (wherever occurring), insert ""the prescribed year''.

Page 2, clause 5, line 29, leave out ""a prescribed year'', insert ""the prescribed year''.

Page 2, clause 5, line 31, leave out ""that prescribed year'', insert ""the prescribed year''.

Page 2, clause 6, line 37, leave out ""a prescribed year'', insert ""the prescribed year''.

Pages 2 and 3, clause 6, line 37 (page 2) to line 11 (page 3), leave out ""that prescribed year'' (wherever occurring), insert ""the prescribed year''.

Page 3, sub-clause 9 (1), lines 23 to 29, leave out ""that prescribed year'' (wherever occurring), insert ""the prescribed year''.

Page 3, clause 9, lines 23 to 32, leave out ""a prescribed year'' (wherever occurring), insert ""the prescribed year''.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with amendments.

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

On the motion of the Minister for Finance (Senator Walsh) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.