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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.

Senator Peter Baume moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion, add "", but the Senate-

(a) expresses its concern that the Bill may place at risk the standards of provision of child care; and

(b) is of the opinion that, in order to meet the child care needs of the community, complementary measures are necessary, including taxation relief for child care expenses and income splitting for families''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the words proposed to be added be added-put and negatived.

Question-That this Bill be now read a second time-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 58

Senators- Archer Aulich Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Bjelke-Petersen Black Bolkus Boswell Brownhill Carrick, Sir John Childs Coates Collard Colston Cook Cooney Crichton-Browne Crowley Devlin Durack Elstob Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Jessop Jones Kilgariff Knowles Lewis MacGibbon McIntosh McKiernan Maguire Messner Missen Morris Puplick Rae, Peter Ray, Robert Reid Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sheil Short Sibraa Tate Teague Vanstone Walsh Walters Watson Zakharov


Senators- Chipp Haines Macklin (Teller) Mason Sanders Vigor

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

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 and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

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

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