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Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question-That this Bill be now read a second time-And on the amendment moved thereto by Senator Walsh, viz: Leave out all words after ''That'', insert ''this Bill be referred to the Standing Committee on National Resources''.

Debate resumed.

Question-That the words proposed to be left out be left out-put.

The Senate divided-

AYES, 30

Senators- Bolkus Button Childs Chipp Coates Coleman Colston Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Haines Harradine Hearn Jones Keeffe McClelland McIntosh McLaren Macklin Mason Mulvihill Primmer Ray, Robert Siddons Walsh Teller: Senator Robertson

NOES, 28

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Bonner Carrick, Sir John Chaney Crichton-Browne Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hill Jessop Kilgariff Lajovic Lewis MacGibbon Martin Martyr Messner Rae, Peter Reid Scott Teague Thomas Townley Watson Withers Young Teller: Senator Collard

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Question-That the words proposed to be inserted be inserted-put and passed.

Amendment agreed to accordingly.

Main Question, as amended-put and passed.