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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 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

Senator Button moved-

(1) That clauses 1 to 13 and Schedule 1 be postponed till after the consideration of Schedule 2.

(2) That, unless otherwise ordered, the Votes in Schedule 2 be considered in the same groupings and order as the departmental estimates referred to Estimates Committees A, B, C, D, E and F, respectively, as follows:

Division

Nos

Department

Amount

$

Group A

380-386

Industry, Technology and Commerce...

300 512 000

500-518

Prime Minister and Cabinet...

113 667 000

640-644

Trade...

222 687 000

540-554

Science...

494 972 000

Group B

220-221

Community Services...

369 264 000

360-365

Immigration and Ethnic Affairs...

160 346 000

560

Social Security...

503 265 000

325-329

Health...

658 437 000

Group C

304-305

Finance...

72 276 000

310

Advance to the Minister for Finance...

160 000 000

287-290

Employment and Industrial Relations...

718 056 000

670-678

Treasury...

588 503 000

490-497

Primary Industry...

213 276 000

200-202

Communications...

482 958 000

Group D

270-284

Education...

958 429 000

352-356

Housing and Construction...

696 217 000

245

Buildings and Works (Defence)...

229 498 000

246

Repairs and Maintenance (Defence)...

125 083 000

248

Housing and Servicemen (Defence)...

4 258 000

590-593

Sport, Recreation and Tourism...

78 946 000

130-149

Arts, Heritage and Environment...

179 898 000

120-125

Aboriginal Affairs...

231 924 000

Group E

520-525

Resources and Energy...

171 530 000

165-190

Attorney-General's...

217 792 000

575-583

Special Minister of State...

243 624 000

315-319

Foreign Affairs...

1 129 023 000

230-244

Defence...

5 739 612 000

Group F

690-694

Veterans' Affairs...

900 732 000

664-668

Transport...

176 363 000

193-194

Aviation...

443 734 000

620-628

Territories...

181 715 000

249

National Capital Development

Commission (Defence)...

1 331 000

400-403

Local Government and Administrative Services...

535 978 000

250

Rent (Defence)...

70 776 000

252

Acquisition of Sites and Buildings

(Defence)...

41 763 000

(3) That leave be given to Senators to move motions expressing opinions or making recommendations based on the Reports of the Estimates Committees; that such motions be moved when the appropriate Vote is under consideration; that where more than one motion is proposed in relation to a particular Vote, the motions may be debated together, but in all cases a motion or motions shall be disposed of before the Question is put on the Vote before the Chair; and that any Resolutions be reported when the Chairman makes his Report to the President at the conclusion of proceedings in Committee of the Whole.

Question-put and passed.

Schedule 2 read-

Group A-

Divisions 300-386, Department of Industry, Technology and Commerce, $300,512,000, passed without requests.

Divisions 500-518, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, $113,667,000, passed without requests.

Divisions 640-644, Department of Trade, $222,687,000, passed without requests.

Divisions 540-554, Department of Science, $494,972,000, passed without requests.

Group B-

Divisions 220-221, Department of Community Services, $369,264,000, passed without requests.

Divisions 360-365, Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, $160,346,000, passed without requests.

Division 560, Department of Social Security, $503,265,000, debated.

And it being 8 p.m., pursuant to Order, consideration of

Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 1985-86 was interrupted.