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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.

Constitutional and Legal Affairs-Standing Committee-Proposed reference: Senator Puplick, pursuant to Standing Order 196A, moved-That the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (No. 2) 1985 be referred to the Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs for inquiry and report by the first sitting day in February 1986.

Debate ensued.


The Senate divided

AYES, 29

Senators- Archer Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Carrick, Sir John Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Harradine Hill 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 Gietzelt Giles Grimes Haines Jones McIntosh McKiernan Macklin Maguire Morris Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sanders Sibraa Siddons Tate Vigor Walsh Zakharov

And so it was 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, debated and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

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

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