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APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 1) 2000-2001—BUDGET DEBATE

The order of the day having been read for the further consideration in detail of the Bill—

Consideration in detail

Schedule—

Proposed expenditures—

Department of Transport and Regional Services, $508 145 000—debated.

Suspension of sitting

At 10.57 a.m., a division having been called in the House, the proceedings were suspended.

Resumption of sitting

At 11.08 a.m., the proceedings were resumed.

Proposed expenditure agreed to.

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, $407 565 000—debated and agreed to.

Department of Family and Community Services, $2 752 049 000—debated and agreed to.

Department of Health and Aged Care, $2 422 762 000—debated.


Mr Lawler addressing the Committee—

Adjournment negatived

It being 12.30 p.m.—The question was proposed—That the Committee do now adjourn.

Mr Brough (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business) requiring the question to be put forthwith without debate—

Question—put and negatived.

Debate continued.

Proposed expenditure agreed to.

Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, $899 171 000—debated and agreed to.

Remainder of Schedule, by leave, taken as a whole, and agreed to.

Remainder of Bill, by leave, taken as a whole, and agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.

Question—That the Bill be reported to the House without amendment—put and passed.