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COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL AMENDMENT (LEADERS' DEBATE COMMISSION) BILL 2013

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1298—That the following bill be introduced:

 A Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, and for related purposes.

Question put and passed.

Senator Milne presented the bill and moved—That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a first time.

Senator Milne moved—That this bill be now read a second time.

Explanatory memorandum: Senator Milne, by leave, tabled an explanatory memorandum relating to the bill.

Debate adjourned till the next day of sitting, Senator Milne in continuation.