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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—

Debate resumed.

Question—put and passed—Bill read a second time.

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 51, 24 March 1999, from His Excellency the Governor[hyphen]General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the Bill.

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

Mr Fitzgibbon, by leave, moved Opposition amendments (1) and (2) together.

Debate continued.

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.

The House divided (the Deputy Speaker, Mr Nehl, in the Chair)—

AYES, 64

Mr AdamsMr M. J. FergusonDr LawrenceMr Quick
Mr AlbaneseMr FitzgibbonMs LivermoreMr Ripoll
Mr AndrenMs GerickMr McClellandMs Roxon
Mr BevisMr GibbonsMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sawford*
Mr BreretonMs GillardMs MacklinMr Sciacca
Ms BurkeMr GriffinMr McLeayMr Sercombe*
Mr CoxMs HallMr McMullanMr Sidebottom
Mr CreanMr HattonMr MartinMr Smith
Mrs CrosioMs HoareMr MelhamMr Snowdon
Mr DanbyMr HollisMr MorrisMr Swan
Mr EdwardsMr HorneMr MossfieldMr Tanner
Ms EllisMrs IrwinMr MurphyDr Theophanous
Dr EmersonMr JenkinsMr O[quot ]ConnorMr K. J. Thomson
Mr G. J. EvansMs KernotMr O[quot ]KeefeMr Wilkie
Mr M. J. EvansMr KerrMs PlibersekMr Wilton
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr LathamMr PriceMr Zahra

NOES, 73

Mr AbbottMr EntschMr LindsayMr Secker
Mr AndersonMr FaheyMr LloydMr Slipper
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr Forrest*Mr McArthur*Mr Somlyay
Mr AnthonyMrs GallusMr I. E. MacfarlaneDr Southcott
Ms BaileyMs GambaroMr McGauranMrs Stone
Mr BairdMrs GashMrs MayMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BarresiMr GeorgiouMr MooreMr A. P. Thomson
Mr BartlettMr HaaseMrs MoylanMr Truss
Mr BillsonMr HardgraveMr NairnMr Tuckey
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HawkerDr NelsonMr M. A. J. Vaile
Ms J. I. BishopMr HockeyMr NevilleMrs D. S. Vale
Mr BroughMrs HullMr NugentMr Wakelin
Mr CadmanMr JullMr ProsserDr Washer
Mr CameronMr KatterMr PyneMr Williams
Mr CausleyMrs D. M. KellyMr ReithDr Wooldridge
Mr CharlesJackie KellyMr RonaldsonMs Worth
Mr CostelloDr KempMr Ruddock
Mrs DraperMr LawlerMr St Clair
Mrs ElsonMr LiebermanMr Scott

* Tellers


Mr Howard Mr Beazley

And so it was negatived.

Bill agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.

On the motion of Mr Hockey (Minister for Financial Services and Regulation), by leave, the Bill was read a third time.