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HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION BILL 1984
HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION (TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS) BILL 1984

The Attorney-General (Senator Gareth Evans), pursuant to leave granted this day, brought up the following Bills: A Bill for an Act to establish the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, to make provision in relation to human rights and in relation to equal opportunity in employment, and for related purposes.

A Bill for an Act to repeal the Human Rights Commission Act 1981, to enact certain transitional provisions and to make certain amendments in consequence of the enactment of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1984.

Suspension of Standing Orders to deal with Bills together: Senator Gareth Evans 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.

On the motion of Senator Gareth Evans the Bills were read a first time.

Suspension of Standing Orders to prevent delay: Senator Gareth Evans, pursuant to contingent notice, moved-That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bills being passed through their remaining stages without delay.

Question-put and passed.

Senator Gareth Evans moved-That these Bills be now read a second time.

On the motion of Senator Reid the debate was adjourned.

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