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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.

Debate resumed.


The Senate divided--

AYES, 30

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

NOES, 23

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

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

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 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.