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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.

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, by leave, moved the following amendments together:

Page 2, sub-clause 3 (1), definition of ""scheme'', line 4, leave out ""approved'', insert ""determined''.

Page 2, sub-clause 5 (1), lines 24 to 27, leave out the sub-clause, insert the following new sub-clauses:

""(1) The Minister may, by instrument in writing-

(a) determine a scheme for and in relation to the making of payments to persons in respect of books; and

(b) determine modifications to a scheme determined pursuant to paragraph (a).

""(1A) Sections 48, 49, 49A and 50 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 apply in relation to determinations under sub-section (1) as if in those sections references to regulations were references to determinations, references to a regulation were references to a determination and references to a repeal were references to a revocation.''.

Page 2, sub-clause 5 (2), line 28, leave out ""approve'', insert ""determine''.

Page 2, sub-clause 5 (3), line 35, leave out ""approving'', insert ""determining''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the amendments be agreed to-put and negatived.

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 Senator Grimes the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.