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Senator Grimes, pursuant to notice, moved-

(1) That a Select Committee of the Senate be appointed to inquire into poverty in Australia and the additional information required to determine changes affecting the nature and extent of poverty since the publication of the reports of the Australian Government Commission of Inquiry into Poverty.

(2) That provisions relating to membership, powers and proceedings of the Committee be contained in a subsequent Resolution.

Debate ensued.

The Minister for Social Security (Senator Chaney) addressing the Chair-

And it being half-past ten p.m.-