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PLANT VARIETY RIGHTS BILL 1986

-Message from the House of Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was reported:

MR PRESIDENT,...Message No. 466

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ""A Bill for an Act to provide for the granting of proprietary rights to persons originating certain new plant varieties, and for related purposes'', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives,...JOAN CHILD,

Canberra, 27 November 1986...Speaker

Ordered-That the Bill may be taken through all its stages without delay.

On the motion of the Minister for Finance (Senator Walsh) the Bill was read a first time.

Suspension of Order of the Senate: Senator Walsh moved-That the Order of the Senate of 14 November 1986, relating to the introduction of Bills into the Senate after 19 November 1986, not apply to this Bill.

Question-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 53

Senators- Archer Aulich Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Boswell Brownhill Carrick, Sir John Childs Coates Coleman Collard Colston Cook Cooney Crichton-Browne Crowley Devlin Durack Elstob Evans Foreman Giles Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Jessop Jones Knowles Lewis McClelland MacGibbon McIntosh McKiernan Maguire Messner Morris Newman Parer Puplick Ray Reid Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sheil Short Sibraa Tate Vanstone Walsh Walters Watson Zakharov

NOES, 6

Senators- Haines Macklin (Teller) Mason Powell Sanders Vigor

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

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

On the motion of Senator Kilgariff the debate was adjourned.

Ordered-That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.