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

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

read a second time.

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

Bill taken as a whole by leave.

Explanatory memorandum: The Minister for Industry, Science and

Technology (Senator Cook) tabled a supplementary explanatory memorandum

relating to the Government amendment to be moved to the bill.

On the motion of Senator Cook the following amendment was agreed to:

Clause 67, page 38, after subclause (2) insert the following subclause:

"(2A) The Minister may not enter into arrangements under subsection

(2) that expose, or could expose, the Commonwealth to a liability

totalling more than $1,000,000.".

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with an amendment.

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

Chairman of Committees (Senator Reid) reported accordingly.

On the motion of Senator Cook the report from the committee was adopted

and the bill read a third time.