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Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Gietzelt)-That this Bill be now read a second time-And on the amendment moved thereto by Senator Peter Baume, viz: At end of motion, add "", but in fully endorsing the principle of equal opportunity in employment and career advancement through merit, the Senate believes that-

(a) voluntary co-operation rather than additional Government regulation is the preferred method of achieving equal opportunity in employment; and

(b) this Bill-

(i) should build on the goodwill and expertise developed with private employers during the voluntary pilot program,

(ii) will add to the cost burdens of business, thereby reducing overall employment opportunities and increasing prices to consumers,

(iii) will increase the level of business regulation,

(iv) will establish yet another bureaucracy at a cost to the taxpayer, and

(v) will further extend the interference of trade unions in the activities of private employers''.

Debate resumed.

Ordered-That the debate be adjourned till the next day of sitting, and that Senator Coates have leave to continue his speech on the resumption of the debate.