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Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Social Security (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

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

Senator Peter Rae moved an amendment, viz: Page 6, sub-clause 13 (1), line 30, leave out ''Sections 23A and 24 of the Principal Act are repealed'', insert ''Section 23A of the Principal Act is repealed''.

Debate ensued.

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

The Committee divided-

AYES, 22

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Carrick, Sir John Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hill Kilgariff (Teller) Lajovic MacGibbon Martin Messner Rae, Peter Reid Townley Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 30

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

Amendment negatived accordingly.

Bill agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

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

On the motion of the Minister for Industry and Commerce (Senator Button) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.