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EXCISE TARIFF (COAL) AMENDMENT BILL 1982
COAL INDUSTRY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1982

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Messages from the House of Representatives: The following Messages from the House of Representatives were reported:

MR PRESIDENT, Message No. 260 The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ''A Bill for an Act to amend the 'Excise Tariff Act 1921 ' '', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, B. M. SNEDDEN, Canberra, 25 March 1982 Speaker

MR PRESIDENT, Message No. 261 The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ''A Bill for an Act to amend the 'States Grants (Coal Mining Industry Long Service Leave) Act 1949' and the 'Coal Research Assistance Act 1977' '', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, B. M. SNEDDEN, Canberra, 25 March 1982 Speaker Suspension of Standing Orders to deal with Bills together: The Minister for National Development and Energy (Senator Sir John Carrick), by leave, moved-That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Questions with regard to the several stages for the passage through the Senate of the Bills being put in one motion at each stage, and the consideration of such Bills together in Committee of the Whole.

Question-put and passed.

Senator Sir John Carrick moved-That the Bills may be taken through all their stages without delay.

Question-put and passed.

Senator Sir John Carrick moved-That these Bills be now read a first time.

On the motion of Senator Robertson the debate was adjourned.

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