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Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Finance (Senator Walsh)-That these Bills be now read a second time-And on the amendment moved thereto by Senator Archer, viz: Leave out all words after ""That'', insert ""these Bills be withdrawn and redrafted, to remove the current excessive reliance on regulation, for presentation in redrafted form at the commencement of the 1986 Autumn sittings''.

Debate resumed.

Question-That the words proposed to be left out be left out-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 28

Senators- Archer Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Brownhill Carrick, Sir John Collard Hamer Hill Jessop Kilgariff Knowles Lewis MacGibbon Messner Missen Puplick Rae, Peter Reid (Teller) Sheil Short Teague Townley Vanstone Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 35

Senators- Aulich Black Bolkus Chipp Coates Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Devlin Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Giles Jones McClelland McIntosh (Teller) McKiernan Macklin Maguire Mason Morris Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson Ryan Sanders Sibraa Siddons Tate Vigor Walsh Zakharov

Amendment negatived accordingly.

Question-That these Bills be now read a second time-put and passed.

Bills read a second time.

Senator Hamer, pursuant to Standing Order 196A, moved-That the Interstate Road Transport Bill 1985 and the Interstate Road Transport Charge Bill 1985 be referred to the Standing Committee on National Resources for inquiry and report by the first sitting day in February 1986.

Debate ensued.

Senator Vanstone addressing the Chair

And it being 10.30 p.m.-