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ABC/SBS AMALGAMATION BILL 1986-

Message from the House of Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was reported:

MR PRESIDENT,...Message No. 447

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ""A Bill for an Act to provide for the transfer of the functions of the Special Broadcasting Service to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and for other purposes'', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives,...JOAN CHILD,

Canberra, 17 November 1986...Speaker

Ordered-That the Bill may be taken through all its stages without delay.

On the motion of the Minister for Community Services (Senator Grimes) the Bill was read a first time.

Senator Grimes moved-That this Bill be now read a second time.

On the motion of Senator Sheil the debate was adjourned.

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