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      3   Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2005-2006

The order of the day having been read for further consideration in detail of the bill—


Proposed expenditures—

Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs Portfolio, $1 454 822 000—debated and agreed to.

Ordered—That the order for consideration of the proposed expenditures agreed to yesterday by the Main Committee be varied by considering the proposed expenditure for the Foreign Affairs and Trade Portfolio after the proposed expenditure for the Health and Ageing Portfolio.

Industry, Tourism and Resources Portfolio, $1 039 918 000—debated and agreed to.

Defence Portfolio, $16 438 838 000—debate resumed.

Proposed expenditure agreed to.

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Portfolio, $638 047 000—debated and agreed to.

Attorney-General’s Portfolio, $2 858 450 000—debated—




Mrs D. M. Kelly (Minister for Veterans' Affairs), by indulgence, added to an answer in relation to the Defence Portfolio given the previous day in the Main Committee.




Debate continued.

Proposed expenditure agreed to.

Employment and Workplace Relations Portfolio, $4 153 551 000—debated—




Suspension of sitting

At 12.30 p.m., a division having been called in the House, the proceedings were suspended.

Resumption of sitting

At 12.50 p.m., the proceedings were resumed.




Debate continued.

Proposed expenditure agreed to.

Debate adjourned (Mr Neville), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.