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

Senator Messner moved an amendment, viz: At the end of motion, add '', but the Senate is of the opinion that the Government's review of the Australian Institute of Multicultural Affairs was a wasteful extravagance and a purely politically motivated exercise involving the unnecessary expenditure of public funds''.

Debate ensued.

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

The Senate divided

AYES, 30

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Brownhill Collard Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hill Jessop Kilgariff Knowles Lajovic Lewis MacGibbon Messner Missen Parer Puplick Reid (Teller) Scott Sheil Short Teague Townley Vanstone Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 36

Senators- Aulich Black Bolkus Button Childs Chipp Coates Colston Cooney Crowley Devlin Elstob Evans, Jack Foreman Georges Giles Grimes Haines Jones McClelland McIntosh McKiernan Macklin Maguire Mason Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sibraa Tate Vigor Walsh Zakharov And so it was negatived. Question-That this Bill be now read a second time-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.

The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Chipp) moved an amendment, viz: Page 2, clause 4, proposed new sub-paragraph 6 (1) (c) (iii), line 32, after ''trade unions'', insert '', tertiary education institutions, research institutes''.

Debate ensued.

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

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with an amendment.

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

On the motion of the Minister for Community Services (Senator Grimes) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.