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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.

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 Durack moved an amendment, viz: Page 2, after clause 4, insert the following new clause: Functions of Authority ''4A. Section 11 of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end of sub-section (1) the following word and paragraph: '; and (e) as required, to co-ordinate its activities with the activities of authorities and persons in other countries performing functions similar to the functions of the Authority.'.''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the proposed new clause be inserted in the Bill-put.

The Committee divided-

AYES, 34

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Brownhill Chaney Chipp Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Evans, Jack Haines Hamer Hill Jessop Kilgariff Knowles Lajovic Lewis MacGibbon Macklin Messner Parer Rae, Peter Reid (Teller) Scott Sheil Teague Townley Vanstone Vigor Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 29

Senators- Aulich Black Bolkus Button Childs Coates Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Devlin Elstob Evans, Gareth Foreman Georges Giles Hearn Jones McIntosh (Teller) McKiernan Maguire Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson Sibraa Tate Zakharov

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

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 Resources and Energy (Senator Gareth Evans) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.