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OFFENCES AGAINST THE PARLIAMENT BILL 1981

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Button), pursuant to notice, moved--That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act relating to offences against the Parliament.

Question--put and passed.

Bill presented, and on the motion of Senator Button read a first time.

Senator Button, by leave, moved--That this Bill be now read a second time.

On the motion of the Minister for Finance (Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle) the debate was adjourned.

Ordered--That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.