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Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Finance (Senator Walsh)-That this Bill be now read a second time-And on the amendment moved thereto by Senator Archer, viz: At end of motion, add "", but the Senate condemns the Government for pursuing disastrous economic and taxation policies which have-

(a) created the current housing crisis;

(b) resulted in high levels of interest rates;

(c) reduced the number of dwelling commencements;

(d) reduced the availability, and increased the cost, of rental properties; and

(e) increased the public housing waiting lists''.

Debate resumed.

Question-That the words proposed to be added be added-put and negatived.

Main 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 and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

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

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