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HOME DEPOSIT ASSISTANCE BILL 1982
HOMES SAVINGS GRANT ACTS AMENDMENT BILL 1982

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

Senator Gietzelt moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion, add '', but the Senate is of the opinion that the Home Deposit Assistance Bill 1982 should provide a more effective form of assistance which will reduce the deposit requirement of first home buyers by permitting larger first mortgage borrowings from savings banks and building societies''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the words proposed to be added be added-put.

The Senate divided-

AYES, 26

Senators- Bolkus Childs Chipp Coates Coleman Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Haines Harradine Jones McClelland McLaren Macklin Mason Mulvihill Primmer Ryan Siddons Tate Walsh Teller: Senator Sibraa

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

Amendment agreed to accordingly.

Main Question, as amended-put and passed.

Bills read a second time.

The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Bills.

In the Commitee

Bills, by leave, taken as a whole.

Senator Harradine, by leave, moved the following amendments to the Homes Savings Grant Acts Amendment Bill 1982 together: Page 2, clause 4, proposed new sub- section (1D), line 6, after ''after'', insert ''the day which occurs 180 days after''.

Page 2, clause 8, proposed new section 53A, sub-section (1), line 31, after ''is later than'', insert ''the day which occurs 180 days after''.

Page 2, clause 8, proposed new section 53A, sub-section (2), paragraph (a), line 37, after ''day'', insert ''first''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the amendments be agreed to-put.

The Committee divided-

AYES, 24

Senators- Bolkus Childs Coates Coleman Colston Evans Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Harradine Hearn Jones McClelland McLaren Mason Mulvihill Primmer Ray, Robert Ryan Siddons Tate Walsh Teller: Senator Sibraa

NOES, 27

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

Amendments negatived accordingly.

Bills agreed to.

Bills to be reported without amendment.

The Deputy-President (Senator McClelland) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Townley) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Social Security (Senator Chaney) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bills read a third time.