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SOCIAL SECURITY (PROPORTIONAL PORTABILITY OF PENSIONS) AMENDMENT BILL 1985

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Resources and Energy (Senator Evans)-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 Haines moved an amendment, viz: Page 3, clause 4, proposed new sub-paragraph 83ac (5) (b) (ii), lines 40 and 41, leave out the sub-paragraph, insert the following sub-paragraphs:

""(ii) is in a country with which Australia does not have an agreement that provides for a pension to be payable to such a person in that country in accordance with this section; or

""(iii) is in a country with which Australia has an agreement that provides for a pension to be payable to such a person in that country in accordance with provisions of this Act other than this section;''.

Debate ensued.

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

The Committee divided-

AYES, 7

Senators- Chipp Haines Macklin (Teller) Mason Sanders Siddons Vigor

NOES, 51

Senators- Archer Aulich Baume, Michael Bjelke-Petersen Black Bolkus Boswell Brownhill Carrick, Sir John Childs Coates Collard Cooney Crichton-Browne Crowley Devlin Durack Elstob Evans Georges Gietzelt Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hill Jessop Jones (Teller) Kilgariff Knowles Lewis MacGibbon McIntosh McKiernan Maguire Messner Missen Morris Parer Puplick Ray Reynolds Richardson Robertson Ryan Sheil Sibraa Tate Teague Townley Walters Watson Withers

Amendment negatived accordingly.

Bill further debated and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Bjelke-Petersen) resumed the Chair; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator Hamer) reported accordingly.

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