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VETERANS' AFFAIRS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 3) 1993

Order of the day read for the consideration of message no. 225 from the

House of Representatives in committee of the whole (see entry no. 16, 22

February 1994).

In the committee

Message read.

SCHEDULE OF THE AMENDMENT MADE BY THE SENATE

DISAGREED TO BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Part 7, line 17 (page 51) to line 11 (page 57), omit the Part.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs (Senator Gareth Evans) moved--That the

committee does not insist upon the amendment made by the Senate to which

the House of Representatives has disagreed.

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The committee divided--

AYES, 25

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

NOES, 40

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

Question negatived.

Resolution to be reported.

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

Chairman of Committees (Senator Crichton-Browne) reported that the

committee had considered message no. 225 from the House of

Representatives relating to the Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment

Bill (No. 3) 1993 and had resolved that the committee insist upon the

amendment made by the Senate to which the House of Representatives had

disagreed.

On the motion of Senator Gareth Evans the report from the committee was

adopted.