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Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Resources and Energy (Senator Walsh)-That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question-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

Clause 1 agreed to.

Clause 2 read-

On the motion of the Minister for Education and Youth Affairs (Senator Ryan), the following amendments were, by leave, taken together, debated and agreed to: Page 1, sub-clause (2), line 11, leave out ''1984'', insert ''1985''.

Page 1, sub-clause (3), lines 12 and 13, leave out ''be deemed to have come into operation on 1 January 1984'', insert ''come into operation on 1 January 1985''.

Clause 2, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 3 to 15, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 16 read-

Senator Baume moved an amendment, viz: Page 4, after paragraph (b), insert the following new paragraph: ''(ba) by inserting after 'fees' in sub-paragraph 1 (o) (ii) 'the payment of which shall be voluntary and which are';''.

Debate ensued.

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

The Committee divided-

AYES, 22

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Carrick, Sir John Chaney Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hill Jessop Kilgariff Lajovic Lewis Martin Missen Reid (Teller) Scott Teague Townley Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 29

Senators- Bolkus Button Childs Chipp Coates Coleman Cook Crowley Elstob Evans, Gareth Evans, Jack Foreman Georges Giles Grimes Haines Hearn McIntosh (Teller) Macklin Maguire Mason Ray, Robert Reynolds Robertson Ryan Sibraa Tate Walsh Zakharov

And so it was negatived.

Ordered-That the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Sibraa) report progress and ask leave to sit again.

The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Townley) resumed the Chair; and Senator Sibraa reported that the Committee had considered the Bill, made progress, and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered-That the Committee have leave to sit again on the next day of sitting.