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

Minister for Family Services (Senator Crowley)--That this bill be now

read a second time--and on the amendment moved by Senator Vanstone (see

entry no. 57).

Debate resumed.

Explanatory memorandum: The Minister for Small Business, Customs and

Construction (Senator Schacht) tabled a replacement explanatory

memorandum relating to the bill.

Debate continued.

Question--That the amendment be agreed to--put.

The Senate divided--

AYES, 31

Abetz Baume Boswell Brownhill Calvert Campbell Chapman Ellison Ferguson Gibson Harradine Hill Kemp Knowles Macdonald, Ian Macdonald, Sandy MacGibbon McGauran Minchin Newman O'Chee (Teller) Panizza Parer Patterson Reid Short Tambling Tierney Troeth Watson Woods

NOES, 33

Beahan Bell Bourne Burns Carr Chamarette Childs Coates Collins Cooney Denman Devereux Evans, Christopher Evans, Gareth Faulkner Foreman Forshaw Jones (Teller) Kernot Lees Loosley McKiernan McMullan Margetts Neal Ray Reynolds Schacht Sherry Spindler West Woodley Zakharov

Question negatived.

Main question put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

On the motion of the Minister for the Environment, Sport and

Territories(Senator Faulkner) consideration of the bill in committee of

the whole was made an order of the day for a later hour.