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Thursday, 30 September 2010
Page: 380
Senator BOB BROWN (Tasmania —Leader of the Australian Greens) [9:44 AM] —I move:

That the following bills be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to repeal provisions relating to group voting tickets and provide for preferential above-the-line voting, and for related purposes; a Bill for an Act to establish the office of the National Integrity Commissioner, and for related purposes; a Bill for an Act to require a plebiscite on whether Australia should become a republic; a Bill for an Act to deliver essential financial services at reasonable cost, fair loans and mortgages and increased competition for the community, and for related purposes; and a Bill for an Act to amend the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to encourage healthier eating habits among children by restricting the broadcasting of advertisements for junk food, and for related purposes.

Question agreed to.

Senator BOB BROWN (Tasmania —Leader of the Australian Greens) [9:45 AM] —I present the bills and move:

That these bills may proceed without formalities, may be taken together and be now read a first time.

Question agreed to.

Bills read a first time.