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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.

Question-put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

Education and the Arts-Standing Committee-Proposed reference: Senator Puplick, pursuant to Standing Order 196A, moved-That the Broadcasting and Television Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1985 be referred to the Standing Committee on Education and the Arts for inquiry and report by the first sitting day in February 1986.

Debate ensued.

Question-put and negatived.

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 Puplick moved an amendment, viz: Page 5, clause 12, proposed new sub-section 119 (1), lines 33 and 34, leave out ""the program standards were not complied with or''.

Debate ensued.

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

The Committee divided-

AYES, 28

Senators- Archer Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Jessop Kilgariff Knowles MacGibbon Missen Parer Puplick Rae, Peter Reid Sheil (Teller) Short Teague Townley Vanstone Walters Watson

NOES, 35

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

Amendment negatived accordingly.

Bill agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

The Deputy-President resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Townley) 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.