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SOCIAL SERVICES AMENDMENT BILL

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question--That this Bill be now read a second time--And on the amendment moved thereto by Senator Grimes (See Entry 24 above). Question--That the words proposed to be added be added--put.

The Senate divided--

AYES, 27

Senator-- Senator-- Bolkus Jones Button McClelland Childs McLaren Coates Macklin Coleman Mason Colston Mulvihill Elstob Primmer Evans Ray, Robert Foreman Ryan Georges Sibraa Giles Siddons Grimes Tate Haines Teller: Hearn Robertson

NOES, 27

Senator-- Senator-- Baume Martyr Bjelke-Petersen Messner Bonner Missen Carrick Rae, Peter Chaney Reid Crichton-Browne Scott Guilfoyle, Teague Dame Margaret Thomas Hamer Walters Hill Watson Jessop Withers Kilgariff Young Lajovic Lewis Teller: MacGibbon Collard

The Ayes and Noes being equal, Question resolved in the negative.

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

Clauses 1 to 17, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 18 read--

Senator Grimes moved--That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following amendment:

Pages 7 to 9, clause 18, leave out the clause.

Question--That the request be agreed to--put.

The Committee divided--

AYES, 28

Senator-- Senator-- Bolkus McClelland Button McLaren Childs Macklin Coates Mason Coleman Mulvihill Colston Primmer Elstob Ray, Robert Evans Ryan Foreman Sibraa Georges Siddons Giles Tate Grimes Walsh Haines Hearn Teller: Jones Robertson

NOES, 27

Senator-- Senator-- Baume Martyr Bjelke-Petersen Messner Bonner Missen Carrick Rae, Peter Chaney Reid Crichton-Browne Scott Guilfoyle, Teague Dame Margaret Thomas Hamer Walters Hill Watson Jessop Withers Kilgariff Young Lajovic Lewis Teller: MacGibbon Collard

Request agreed to accordingly.

Clauses 19 and 20, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 21 read--

Senator Grimes moved--That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following amendment:

Pages 10 and 11, clause 21, leave out the clause.

Debate ensued.

Question--That the request be agreed to--put.

The Committee divided--

AYES, 28

Senator-- Senator-- Bolkus McClelland Button McLaren Childs Macklin Coates Mason Coleman Mulvihill Colston Primmer Elstob Ray, Robert Evans Robertson Foreman Ryan Georges Siddons Giles Tate Grimes Walsh Haines Hearn Teller: Jones Sibraa

NOES, 27

Senator-- Senator-- Baume Martyr Bjelke-Petersen Messner Bonner Missen Carrick Rae, Peter Chaney Reid Crichton-Browne Scott Guilfoyle, Teague Dame Margaret Thomas Hamer Walters Hill Watson Jessop Withers Kilgariff Young Lajovic Lewis Teller: MacGibbon Collard

Request agreed to accordingly.

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

Bill to be reported with requests.

The President resumed the Chair; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator

McClelland) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Social Security (Senator Chaney) the Report from the Committee was adopted.