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APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 1) 1985-86

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce (Senator Button)-That this Bill be now read a first time.

Debate resumed.

Question-put and passed.

Bill read a first time.

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

Cognate debate: The following Bills were, by leave, considered together with the above-mentioned Bill during the second reading debate:

Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 1985-86

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill 1985-86

Debate ensued.

Ordered-That the debate be adjourned till a later hour of the day, and that Senator MacGibbon have leave to continue his speech on the resumption of the debate.