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Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Social Security (Senator Grimes)-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

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

Senator Messner, by leave, moved the following amendments together: Page 1, clause 1, line 6, leave out ''and Assets Test''.

Pages 8 to 39, Part III-Pensions and Assets Test, leave out the Part.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the amendments be agreed to-put.

The Committee divided-

AYES, 25

Senators- Archer Baume Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hill Jessop Kilgariff (Teller) Lajovic Lewis Martin Messner Missen Rae, Peter Reid Scott Teague Townley Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 31

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

Amendments negatived accordingly.

Bill agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

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

On the motion of Senator Grimes the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.

And it being 10.30 p.m.-