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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.

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 230, 19 February 2004, 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.

Ms Macklin (Deputy Leader of the Opposition), by leave, moved Opposition amendments (1) to (8) together.

Debate continued.

Amendments negatived.

Bill agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.

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