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AUSTRALIA BILL 1986 [1985]
AUSTRALIA (REQUEST AND CONSENT) BILL 1985-
Messages from the House of Representatives

The following Messages from the House of Representatives were reported:

MR PRESIDENT,...Message No. 228

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ""A Bill for an Act to bring constitutional arrangements affecting the Commonwealth and the States into conformity with the status of the Commonwealth of Australia as a sovereign, independent and federal nation'', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives,...H. A. JENKINS,

Canberra, 25 November 1985...Speaker

MR PRESIDENT,...Message No. 229

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ""A Bill for an Act to request, and consent to, the enactment by the Parliament of the United Kingdom of an Act in the terms set out in the Schedule to this Act'', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives,...H. A. JENKINS,

Canberra, 25 November 1985...Speaker

Suspension of Standing Orders to deal with Bills together: The Minister for Community Services (Senator Grimes) 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.

Ordered-That the Bills may be taken through all their stages without delay.

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

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

On the motion of Senator Kilgariff the debate was adjourned.

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