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

Senator Walsh moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion, add "", but the Senate calls on the Government not to proceed with the sale of the Australian Wool Testing Authority as announced in the Review of Commonwealth Functions''.

Debate ensued.

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

The Senate divided--

AYES, 27

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

NOES, 34

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

Amendment negatived accordingly.

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

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

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