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APPROPRIATION BILL (No. 3) 1980-81

The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the further consideration of the Bill.

In the Committee

Schedule further considered.

Votes in Group B further debated and passed.

Group C--

The following Votes were, by leave, taken together and debated:

Divisions-- $

500-516 Prime Minister and Cabinet . . . . . . 3,084,000

670-678 Treasury . . . . . . . . . . 16,587,000

304-308 Finance . . . . . . . . . . 1,720,000

130-161 Administrative Services . . . . . . 24,706,000

The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Chipp) moved--That the Chairman do report progress and ask leave to sit again.

Question--put.

The Committee divided--

AYES, 29

Senator-- Senator-- Bishop McClelland Button McIntosh Cavanagh McLaren Chipp Mason Coleman Melzer Colston Mulvihill Elstob O'Byrne Evans Primmer Georges Robertson Gietzelt Ryan Grimes Tate Harradine Walsh Hearn Wheeldon Keeffe Teller: McAuliffe Sibraa

NOES, 35

Senator-- Senator-- Archer Martin Baume Martyr Bjelke-Petersen Maunsell Bonner Messner Carrick Missen Chaney Neal Collard Puplick Davidson Rae Durack Reid Guilfoyle, Scott Dame Margaret Sim Hamer Teague Jessop Townley Kilgariff Walters Lajovic Watson Laucke, Withers Sir Condor Young Lewis Teller: MacGibbon Thomas

And so it was negatived.

Debate continued.

And it being eleven p.m. : The Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator McIntosh), under Sessional Order, put the Question--That he do leave the Chair and report to the Senate.

The Committee divided--

AYES, 27

Senator-- Senator-- Bishop McClelland Button McIntosh Cavanagh McLaren Coleman Melzer Colston Mulvihill Elstob O'Byrne Evans Primmer Georges Ryan Gietzelt Sibraa Grimes Tate Harradine Walsh Hearn Wheeldon Keeffe Teller: McAuliffe Robertson

NOES, 37

Senator-- Senator-- Archer Martyr Baume Mason Bjelke-Petersen Maunsell Bonner Messner Carrick Missen Chaney Neal Chipp Puplick Collard Rae Davidson Reid Durack Scott Guilfoyle, Sim Dame Margaret Teague Hamer Thomas Jessop Townley Lajovic Walters Laucke, Watson Sir Condor Withers Lewis Young MacGibbon Teller: Martin Kilgariff

And so it was negatived.

Votes in Group C further debated and passed.

Group D--

The following Votes were, by leave, taken together and debated:

Divisions-- $

230-242 Defence . , . . . . . . . . 145,110,000

315-318 Foreign Affairs . . . . . . . . 16,384,000

360-364 Immigration and Ethnic Affairs . . . . 6,969,000

Ordered--That the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Young) report progress and ask leave to sit again.

The President resumed the Chair; and Senator Young reported that the Committee had considered the Bill and had made progress, and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered--That the Committee have leave to sit again on the next day of sitting.