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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.


The Senate divided

AYES, 34

Senators- Aulich Black Childs Coates Coleman Cook Cooney Crowley Devlin Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Giles Grimes Haines Harradine Jones McIntosh (Teller) McKiernan Macklin Maguire Mason Morris Powell Ray Reynolds Robertson Sanders Sibraa Siddons Tate Vigor Zakharov

NOES, 27

Senators- Archer Baume, Peter Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Jessop Kilgariff (Teller) Knowles Lewis MacGibbon Messner Newman Parer Puplick Reid Sheil 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.

Senator Grimes, by leave, moved the following amendments together, viz:

Page 6, clause 11, lines 27 to 39, leave out the clause, insert the following clause:

Bounty not payable if ship detained

""11 (1) If the Minister becomes satisfied that a voyage of a ship is being prevented or delayed by an activity of an organisation of employees for reasons relating directly or indirectly to the repair of ships, the Minister may, by writing signed by the Minister, declare that bounty shall cease to be payable.

""(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, bounty is not payable in respect of any eligible repair commenced while a declaration is in force.

""(3) For the purposes of sub-section (2), where the dry-docking of a ship for the purpose of a known eligible repair being carried out has been commenced (whether or not it has been completed), that known eligible repair shall be taken to have been commenced.

""(4) Where a declaration is in force during the service period of a repairer for the purposes of a service contract, paragraph 10 (3) (f) does not apply in relation to eligible repairs carried out by that repairer pursuant to that contract during that service period.''.

Page 23, after clause 36, insert the following new clause:


""36a. Sections 23, 25, 26 and 28 do not operate so as to render unlawful anything done, or omitted to be done, before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.''.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney), by leave, moved the following amendments to Senator Grimes' proposed amendments, viz:

Proposed new sub-clause 11 (2), leave out ""commenced''.

Leave out proposed new sub-clause 11 (3).

Debate ensued.

Question-That the amendments to the proposed amendments (Senator Chaney's amendments) be agreed to-put and negatived.

Question-That the amendments be agreed to (Senator Grimes' amendments)-put and passed.

Bill further debated.

Senator Siddons moved an amendment, viz:

Page 5, after sub-clause 10 (2), insert the following new sub-clauses:

""(2a) Bounty is not payable to a repairer, being a body corporate, unless, within 12 months after the commencement of this sub-section, the repairer establishes an employee share ownership scheme.

""(2b) In sub-section (2a), "employee share ownership scheme' means a scheme in accordance with the regulations under which not less than 8% of the share capital of the body corporate is made available for employee share ownership.''.

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

Senator Siddons moved an amendment, viz:

Page 22, paragraph 34 (1) (g), line 10, leave out ""(other than such a decision made under sub-section 19 (11))''.

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

Bill to be reported with amendments.

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

On the motion of Senator Grimes the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.