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The Minister for Community Services (Senator Grimes), at the request of the Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce (Senator Button) and pursuant to Notice of Motion not objected to as a Formal Motion, moved-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the payment of bounty on the production, by way of repair, of certain ships.

Question-put and passed.

Bill presented, and on the motion of Senator Grimes read a first time.

Suspension of Standing Orders to prevent delay: Senator Grimes, pursuant to contingent notice, moved-That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through its remaining stages without delay.

Question-put and passed.

Senator Grimes moved-That this Bill be now read a second time.

Explanatory Memorandum: Senator Grimes tabled an Explanatory Memorandum relating to the Bill.

On the motion of Senator Reid the debate was adjourned.

Ordered-That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.