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The order of the day having been read for the second reading—Mr Anthony (Minister for Community Services) moved—That the Bill be now read a second time.


Mr Anthony presented an explanatory memorandum to the Bill.

Debate ensued.


Mr Albanese, by leave, presented the following paper:

FAO Reconciliation Impact Assessment—Background paper, 21 May 2001.

Debate continued.


Mr Anthony moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put and passed.

And the question—That the Bill be now read a second time—was put accordingly, and passed—Bill read a second time.

Mr Anthony asked leave to move—That the Bill be now read a third time.

Objection being raised, leave not granted.

Mr Anthony, pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the motion for the third reading being moved without delay.


The House divided (the Deputy Speaker, Mrs D. M. Kelly, in the Chair)—

AYES, 69

Mr AbbottMr EntschMr McArthur*Mr Somlyay
Mr AndersonMr FaheyMrs MayDr Southcott
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FischerMrs MoylanDr Stone
Mr AnthonyMr Forrest*Mr NairnMrs Sullivan
Fran BaileyMrs GallusMr NehlMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BairdMs GambaroDr NelsonMr A. P. Thomson
Mr BarresiMrs GashMr NevilleMr Truss
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMr PearceMr Tuckey
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMr ProsserMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveMr PyneMrs D. S. Vale
Ms J. I. BishopMr HawkerMr ReithMr Wakelin
Mr BroughMr HockeyMr RonaldsonDr Washer
Mr CadmanMrs HullMr RuddockMr Williams
Mr CameronMr JullMr St ClairDr Wooldridge
Mr CausleyDr KempMr SchultzMs Worth
Mr CostelloMr LawlerMr Scott
Mrs DraperMr LindsayMr Secker
Mrs ElsonMr LloydMr Slipper

NOES, 62

Mr AdamsMr M. J. FergusonMr McClellandMr Ripoll
Mr AlbaneseMr FitzgibbonMs J. S. McFarlaneMs Roxon
Mr AndrenMs GerickMs MacklinMr Rudd
Mr BevisMr GibbonsMr McLeayMr Sawford*
Mr BreretonMs GillardMr McMullanMr Sciacca
Ms BurkeMr HattonDr MartinMr Sercombe*
Mr ByrneMs HoareMr MelhamMs Short
Ms CorcoranMr HollisMr MorrisMr Sidebottom
Mr CoxMr HorneMr MossfieldMr Smith
Mr CreanMrs IrwinMr MurphyMr Snowdon
Mrs CrosioMr JenkinsMs O'ByrneMr Tanner
Mr EdwardsMs KernotMr O'ConnorMr K. J. Thomson
Ms EllisMr KerrMr O'KeefeMr Wilkie
Mr EmersonMr LathamMs PlibersekMr Zahra
Mr M. J. EvansMr LeeMr Price
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMs LivermoreMr Quick

* Tellers


Mr Howard Mr Beazley

Mr Downer Dr Lawrence

Mr Lieberman Ms Hall

Mr Charles Mr Griffin

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

On the motion of Mr Anthony, the Bill was read a third time.