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SOCIAL SECURITY AND REPATRIATION LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1985

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.

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

Clauses 1 to 33, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 34 read-

Ordered-That consideration of clause 34 be postponed till after the consideration of clause 37.

Clause 35 debated.

Question-That clause 35 stand as printed-put.

The Committee divided-

AYES, 31

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

NOES, 35

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

And so it was negatived.

Clause 35 negatived accordingly.

Clause 36 debated and agreed to.

Clause 37 debated and negatived.

Consideration resumed of postponed clause 34.

On the motion of Senator Messner the following amendment was agreed to, viz: Page 13, paragraph (c), lines 30 to 37, leave out the paragraph.

Clause 34, as amended, agreed to.

Remainder of Bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bill to be reported with amendments.

The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Elstob) 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.