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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.


Mr Slipper (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration) presented a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the Bill.

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

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

Mr Kerr moved Opposition amendment (1).

Debate continued.

Amendment agreed to.

Mr Kerr, by leave, moved Opposition amendments (2) and (3) together.

Debate continued.

Amendments negatived.

On the motion of Mr Slipper, by leave, Government amendments (1) to (4) and (6) to (14) were made, together.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.

On the motion of Mr Slipper, by leave, the Bill was read a third time.