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Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig)—That this bill be now read a second time—and on the amendment moved by Senator Hanson-Young (see entry no. 6).

Explanatory memorandum: The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (Senator Evans) tabled a correction to the explanatory memorandum relating to the bill.

Debate resumed.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put and negatived.

Main question put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

The Senate resolved itself into committee for the consideration of the bill.

In the committee

Bill, taken as a whole by leave, debated and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

The Acting Deputy President (Senator Carol Brown) resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees reported accordingly.

On the motion of Senator Evans the report from the committee was adopted and the bill read a third time.