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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 by Mr Albanese who moved, as an amendment—That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: "whilst not declining to give the Bill a second reading, the House:

(1) condemns the Government for:

 (a) its neglect of vocational education and training since it came to office in 1996; and

(b) making misleading statements about the future funding levels for the new Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) agreement; and

(2) calls on the Government to amend the Bill to provide appropriate funding levels for the new ANTA agreement, and provide funds for 20,000 additional TAFE places".

Question—That the words proposed to be omitted stand part of the question—put.

The House divided (the Deputy Speaker, Mr Barresi, in the Chair)—

AYES, 73

Mr AbbottMr DuttonJackie KellyMr Schultz
Mr AndersonMrs ElsonDr KempMr Scott
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr EntschMr P. E. KingMr Secker
Mr AnthonyMr FarmerMrs LeyMr Slipper
Mr BairdMr Forrest*Mr LindsayMr A. D. H. Smith
Mr BaldwinMs GambaroMr LloydDr Stone
Mr BartlettMrs Gash*Mr McArthur*Mr C. P. Thompson
Mr BillsonMr GeorgiouMr I. E. MacfarlaneMr Ticehurst
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HaaseMrs MayMr Tollner
Ms J. I. BishopMr HardgraveMrs MoylanMr Truss
Mr BroughMr HartsuykerMr NairnMr Tuckey
Mr CadmanMr HawkerDr NelsonMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CameronMr HockeyMr Neville*Mr Wakelin
Mr CausleyMrs HullMs PanopoulosDr Washer
Mr CharlesMr HuntMr PearceMr Williams
Mr CioboMr JohnsonMr ProsserMs Worth
Mr CobbMr JullMr Pyne
Mr DownerMr KatterMr Randall
Mrs DraperMrs D. M. KellyMr Ruddock

NOES, 58

Mr AdamsMr FitzgibbonMr McClellandMr Ripoll
Mr AlbaneseMs GeorgeMs J. S. McFarlaneMs Roxon
Mr AndrenMr GibbonsMs MacklinMr Rudd
Mr BevisMs GillardMr McLeayMr Sawford
Ms BurkeMr GriffinMr McMullanMr Sciacca
Mr ByrneMs HallMr MelhamMr Sercombe
Ms CorcoranMr HattonMr MossfieldMr Sidebottom
Mr CoxMs HoareMr MurphyMr S. F. Smith
Mrs CrosioMrs IrwinMs O'ByrneMr Swan
Mr Danby*Ms Jackson*Mr B. P. O'Connor*Mr Tanner
Mr EdwardsMr JenkinsMr G. M. O'ConnorMs Vamvakinou
Ms EllisMs C. F. KingMr OrganMr Wilkie
Mr EmersonMr LathamMs PlibersekMr Zahra
Mr L. D. T. FergusonDr LawrenceMr Price
Mr M. J. FergusonMs LivermoreMr Quick*

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Question—That the Bill be now read a second time—put and passed—Bill read a second time.

Message from the Administrator

Message No. 162, 24 June 2003, from His Excellency the Administrator was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the Bill.

Leave granted for third reading to be moved forthwith.

On the motion of Dr Nelson (Minister for Education, Science and Training), the Bill was read a third time.