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

In the Committee

Schedule further considered.

Group D-

Divisions 130-133, 136, 140, 142-149, Department of Arts, Heritage and Environment, $193,300,000, further debated and passed without requests.

Divisions 120, 123, 125, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, $271,391,000, debated and passed without requests.

Group E-

Divisions 520-523, 525, Department of Resources and Energy, $147,129,000, debated-

Ordered-That the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Townley) report progress and ask leave to sit again.

The Deputy-President (Senator Hamer) resumed the Chair; and Senator Townley reported that the Committee had considered the Bill, made progress, and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered-That the Committee have leave to sit again at a later hour of the day.