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Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the

Minister for Defence (Senator Ray)--That this bill be now read a second


Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

The Senate resolved itself into committee for the consideration of the


In the committee

Clauses 1 to 28, taken together by leave, agreed to.

Clauses 29 to 39, taken together by leave, debated.

Question--That clauses 29 to 39 stand as printed--put.

The committee divided--

AYES, 26

Beahan Burns Carr Childs Coates Collins Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Denman Devereux Evans, Christopher Evans, Gareth Faulkner Foreman (Teller) Loosley McKiernan McMullan Murphy Ray Reynolds Richardson Sherry West Zakharov

NOES, 40

Alston Baume Bell Bishop Boswell Bourne Brownhill Calvert Campbell Chamarette Chapman Coulter Crichton-Browne Ellison Ferguson Gibson Herron Hill Kemp Kernot Knowles Macdonald, Ian Macdonald, Sandy MacGibbon McGauran Margetts Minchin Newman Panizza Parer Reid (Teller) Short Spindler Tambling Teague Tierney Troeth Vanstone Watson Woodley

Question negatived.

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

Bill to be reported with amendments.

The Acting Deputy President (Senator West) resumed the Chair and the

Chairman of Committees (Senator Crichton-Browne) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Faulkner)

the report from the committee was adopted and the bill read a third