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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 sitting

At 10.55 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.

Debate continued.

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

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 105, 3 December 2002, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the Bill.

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.


Mr Anthony (Minister for Children and Youth Affairs) presented a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the Bill.

On the motion of Mr Anthony, by leave, Government amendments (1) to (4) were made together.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.

Question—That the Bill be reported to the House with amendments—put and passed.