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Tuesday, 26 June 2001
Page: 25088

Motion (by Senator Murray and Senator Stott Despoja) agreed to:

That the following bill be introduced: A bill for an act to alter the Constitution to ensure that if the Senate fails to pass a proposed law appropriating revenue or moneys for the ordinary annual services of the Government in respect of a year, an amount of money is appropriated for those services in respect of that year equal to the amount appropriated for those services in respect of the preceding year.

Motion (by Senator Murray) agreed to:

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

Bill read a first time.