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5       Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill 2016

A message from the House of Representatives was reported transmitting for the concurrence of the Senate the following bill:

Message no. 554, dated 23 February 2016—A Bill for an Act to amend the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 , and for related purposes.

The Minister for Northern Australia (Senator Canavan) 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 Canavan moved—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

No amendments to the bill were circulated and no senator required that it be considered in committee.

On the motion of the Minister for Regional Development (Senator Nash) the bill was read a third time.