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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.

Senator Messner moved an amendment, viz: Leave out all words after ""That'', insert ""the Bill be withdrawn and redrafted to provide for the land described in the Schedule to be granted as a lease in perpetuity to the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council''.

Debate continued.

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

Amendment negatived accordingly.

Main 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, debated and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

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

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