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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, 31

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

NOES, 24

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

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 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.