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

Debate resumed.


The Senate divided

AYES, 57

Senators- Archer Aulich Baume Black Bolkus Boswell Brownhill Childs Coates Collard Colston Cook Cooney Crichton-Browne Crowley Devlin Durack Elstob Evans, Gareth Foreman Giles Grimes Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hill Jessop Jones Kilgariff Lajovic Lewis McClelland MacGibbon McIntosh McKiernan Maguire Parer Primmer Puplick Rae, Peter Ray, Robert Reid (Teller) Reynolds Richardson Robertson Ryan Scott Sheil Short Sibraa Tate Teague Townley Vanstone Walsh Watson Withers Zakharov


Senators- Chipp Evans, Jack Haines Macklin (Teller) Mason Vigor

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

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 and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

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

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