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Wednesday, 3 September 2008
Page: 4445
Senator BARNETT (Tasmania) [4:12 PM] —Noting that today is National Flag Day, I move:

That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Flags Act 1953 to prevent the desecration or wilful destruction of Australian flags, and for related purposes.

Question agreed to.

Senator BARNETT (Tasmania) [4:13 PM] —I present the bill and move:

That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question agreed to.

Bill read a first time.