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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.

Suspension of standing order 81—Debate confined to present question—Exceptions

Mr Ronaldson (Chief Government Whip), by leave, moved—That standing order 81 be suspended for the duration of the first speech by the Member for Isaacs on the second reading debate on the Aged Care Amendment Bill 2000.

Question—put and passed.

Debate continued.

It being 2 p.m., the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 101A, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.