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

Senator Collard moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion add '', but the Senate notes with great concern the plight of the industry generally and the communities dependent on the industry because of the failure of the Hawke Government to honour its pre-election promises to assist the depressed sugar industry''.

Debate ensued.

Senator Bjelke-Petersen addressing the Chair

And it being 2 p.m.-