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Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Attorney-General (Senator Gareth Evans)-That this Bill be now read a second time.

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 4, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 5 debated.

Question-That the clause stand as printed-put.

The Committee divided-

AYES, 28

Senators- Childs Chipp Coleman Colston Cook Crowley Evans, Gareth Evans, Jack Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Hearn Jones McIntosh Macklin Maguire Mason Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sibraa Walsh Zakharov

NOES, 21

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Hamer Jessop Kilgariff (Teller) Lajovic MacGibbon Martin Missen Rae, Peter Reid Scott Teague Walters

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Clause 5 agreed to accordingly.

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

Bill to be reported without amendment.

The Deputy-President resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Sibraa) reported accordingly.

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