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Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Gietzelt)-That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Senator Baume moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion add '', but the Senate condemns the Government for its many dishonoured promises to Australian tertiary students''.

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

The Senate divided

AYES, 27

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chipp Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Evans, Jack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Haines Hamer Hill Jessop Kilgariff Lewis Macklin Martin Mason Messner Missen Reid (Teller) Scott Townley Walters Watson

NOES, 24

Senators- Bolkus Childs Coates Coleman Colston Cook Crowley Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Hearn Jones McClelland Maguire Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sibraa Tate Zakharov

Amendment agreed to accordingly.

Main Question, as amended-put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

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

In the Committee

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole, debated and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Elstob) resumed the Chair; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator Hamer) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Education and Youth Affairs (Senator Ryan) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.