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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.

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.


Mr Downer (Minister for Foreign Affairs) presented a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the Bill.

On the motion of Mr Downer, by leave, Government amendments (1) to (70) were made together, after debate.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.

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