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MIGRATION AMENDMENT BILL 1983 MIGRATION (MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS) BILL 1983

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Industry and Commerce (Senator Button)-That these Bills be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question-put and passed.

Bills read a second time.

The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Bills.

In the Committee

Clauses 1 to 10 of the Migration Amendment Bill 1983, by leave, taken together, debated and agreed to.

Clause 11 of the Migration Amendment Bill 1983 read- Senator Martin moved an amendment, viz: Page 4, paragraph (a), after proposed new sub-section 14 (1), insert the following new sub-section: '' '(1A) Where a person who is a non-citizen has either before or after the commencement of this sub-section been convicted of trafficking in dangerous drugs, or has been convicted in Australia of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment for a period of not less than five years, the Minister may, subject to this section, order the deportation of the person.'.''.

Debate ensued.

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

The Committee divided-

AYES, 28

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Chipp Collard Durack Evans, Jack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Harradine Hill Jessop Lajovic Lewis Macklin Martin Mason Messner Missen Rae, Peter Reid (Teller) Teague Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 24

Senators- Button Childs Coates Coleman Colston Cook Crowley Elstob Evans, Gareth Foreman Gietzelt Giles Grimes Hearn Jones (Teller) Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson Sibraa Tate Walsh Zakharov

Amendment agreed to accordingly.

Clause 11, as amended, agreed to.

Remainder of the Bills, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Migration Amendment Bill 1983 to be reported with an amendment.

Migration (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 1983 to be reported without amendment.

The Deputy-President resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Sibraa) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Social Security (Senator Grimes) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bills read a third time.