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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.

Question-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

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole and debated.

Senator Walsh moved-That the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Mulvihill ) do report progress and ask leave to sit again.

The Minister for Social Security (Senator Chaney), by leave, made a statement.


The Committee divided-

AYES, 27

Senators- Bolkus Button Childs Chipp Coates Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Haines Harradine Hearn Jones Keeffe McClelland McLaren Macklin Mason Mulvihill Primmer Ray, Robert Ryan Tate Walsh Teller: Senator Siddons

NOES, 25

Senators- Baume Bjelke-Petersen Bonner Chaney Collard Crichton- Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hill Jessop Lewis MacGibbon Martin Messner Missen Rae, Peter Reid Scott Teague Thomas Townley Walters Watson Withers Teller: Senator Kilgariff

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Townley) resumed the Chair; and Senator Mulvihill reported that the Committee had considered the Bill and had made progress, and asked for leave to sit again.

Ordered-That the Committee have leave to sit again on the next day of sitting.