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Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question--That this Bill be now read a first time.

Question--put and passed.

Bill read a first time.

The Minister for Finance (Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle) moved--That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate ensued.

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 and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without requests.

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

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