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SOCIAL SECURITY AND VETERANS[quot ] AFFAIRS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (FAMILY AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 1997

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the Bill be now read a second time—And on the amendment moved thereto by Ms Macklin, viz.—That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: "whilst not declining to give the Bill a second reading, the House condemns the Government for its relentless persecution of low income tenants and for its failure to make any progress on the reform of housing assistance"—

Debate resumed.

Amendment negatived.

Question—That the Bill be now read a second time—put and passed—Bill read a second time.

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 176, dated 17 July 1997, from His Excellency the Governor[hyphen]General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the Bill.

Leave granted for third reading to be moved forthwith.

On the motion of Mrs Moylan (Minister for Family Services), the Bill was read a third time.