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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 Michael Baume moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion, add "", but the Senate is of the opinion that the Government has failed to apply adequately the provisions of the Superannuation Act relating to the payment of invalidity pensions, thus causing a significant loss of revenue to the Commonwealth''.

Debate continued.

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

The Senate divided

AYES, 35

Senators- Archer Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Haines Hamer Kilgariff (Teller) Knowles Lewis MacGibbon Macklin Mason Messner Newman Parer Powell Puplick Reid Sanders Sheil Short Siddons Teague Townley Vanstone Vigor Walters Watson

NOES, 29

Senators- Aulich Black Childs Coates Coleman Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Devlin Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Jones McClelland McIntosh Maguire Morris Ray Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sibraa Tate Walsh

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Main Question, as amended-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, debated and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

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

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