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32    Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016

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

Message no. 557, dated 25 February 2016—A Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 , and for related purposes.

The Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann) moved—That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.

Senator Moore requested that the motion be divided—

Question—That this bill may proceed without formalities—debated.

At 9.50 pm : Debate was interrupted while Senator Gallagher was speaking.