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The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the further consideration of the Bill.

In the Committee

Clauses 46 and 47, by leave, taken together.

Senator Vigor, by leave, moved the following amendments together:

Page 38, clause 46, before paragraph (a), insert the following new paragraph:

""(aa) by omitting from sub-section (1) "3 years' and substituting "7 years';''.

Page 39, clause 47, paragraph (b), proposed new sub-section 79 (6), leave out ""3 years'', insert ""7 years''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the amendments be agreed to-put.

The Committee divided-


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

NOES, 54

Senators- Aulich Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Bjelke-Petersen Black Bolkus Brownhill Carrick, Sir John Childs Coleman Collard Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Devlin Durack Elstob Evans Foreman Gietzelt Giles Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hill Jessop Jones Kilgariff Knowles Lewis MacGibbon McIntosh McKiernan Maguire Messner Morris Newman Parer Puplick Ray Reid (Teller) Reynolds Richardson Robertson Ryan Sheil Short Sibraa Tate Teague Vanstone Watson Withers Zakharov

Amendments negatived accordingly.

Clauses 46 and 47 agreed to.

Remainder of Bill, by leave, taken as a whole, debated and agreed to.

Bill to be reported with amendments.

The President resumed the Chair; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator Hamer) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Resources and Energy (Senator Evans) the Report from the Committee was adopted.

Senator Evans moved-That this Bill be now read a third time.

Debate ensued.

Question-put and passed.

Bill read a third time.

And it being 2 p.m.-