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The Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Messner), at the request of the Minister for National Development and Energy (Senator Carrick) and pursuant to Notice of Motion not objected to as a Formal Motion, moved--

(1) That, in accordance with the provisions of section 8 of the Parliament House Construction Authority Act 1979, the Senate declares the construction and fitting-out of the building that is to constitute Parliament House, together with--

(a) the construction, on the site of Parliament House, of access roads, parking areas and other facilities to be provided on that site in connection with Parliament House; and

the landscaping of that site,

to be a declared stage in the construction of Parliament House for the purposes of that section.

(2) That a Message be sent to the House of Representatives acquainting it of the Resolution agreed to by the Senate.

Question--put and passed.