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DEFENCE FORCE RETIREMENT AND DEATH BENEFITS AMENDMENT BILL 1981

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

Senator Grimes moved an amendment, viz: Leave out all words after ""That'', insert ""the Senate calls for the deferment of consideration of the Bill until the Government has prepared and presented additional amendments to provide for the establishment of the right of Service personnel who serve temporarily in a higher capacity than their substantive rank, to elect to contribute at the rate applicable to the temporary higher grade and to qualify for benefits as if the temporary higher rank were their substantive rank''.

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.

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In the Committee

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Jessop) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Elstob) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Attorney-General (Senator Durack) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.