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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.

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

Clauses 1 to 7, by leave, taken together, debated and agreed to.

Clause 8 debated.

On the motion of the Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce (Senator Button) the following amendments were, by leave, taken together, debated and agreed to: Page 5, at end of proposed new section 26B, add the following new sub-section: '' '(2) Where, within the period of 12 months commencing on the day on which a declaration under this section in respect of an Australian company came into force, that company did not enter into a grant agreement, the Authority may, by resolution, revoke that declaration.''.

Page 8, proposed new paragraph 26J (a), lines 34 and 35, leave out ''another person or body'', insert ''a Territory''.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney) moved an amendment, viz: Page 10, after proposed new sub-section 26M (3), add the following new sub-section: '' '(4) Section 48 (except paragraphs (1) (a) and (b) and sub-section (2)) and section 49 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 apply to directions given under sub-section (1) as if the references in those sections to regulations were references to directions and the references to the making of regulations were references to the giving of directions.''. Debate ensued.

And it being 10.30 p.m.: The Chairman of Committees (Senator Hamer), under Sessional Order, put the Question-That he do leave the Chair and report to the Senate.

Question-put and passed.

The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Scott) resumed the Chair; and Senator Hamer reported accordingly.