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AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY GAMING AND LIQUOR AUTHORITY BILL 1981

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

Senator Evans moved an amendment, viz: Leave out all words after ""That'', insert ""the Bill be withdrawn and re-drafted to provide that the dispersal of funds raised by the Authority, other than those committed to the racing industry, will be in accordance with determinations of the Australian Capital Territory House of Assembly but limited to purposes associated with sport, recreation, culture, welfare and community related activities in the Australian Capital Territory''.

Debate ensued.

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

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.

Senator Evans moved an amendment, viz:

Page 2, clause 5, sub-clause (1), line 34, leave out the sub-clause, insert the following new sub-clause:

""(1) The Authority shall consist of 3 members appointed by the Minister and 2 members who are members of, and nominated by, the Australian Capital Territory House of Assembly, constituted by the House of Assembly Ordinance 1936 of the Australian Capital Territory, as amended.''.

Debate ensued.

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

Amendment negatived accordingly.

Bill agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

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

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