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Thursday, 7 June 1984
Page: 2719

The PRESIDENT —I have received the following message from the House of Representatives:

Message No. 279

Mr President,

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate the following Resolution which was agreed to by the House of Representatives this day and requests the concurrence of the Senate therein:

That, in accordance with paragraph 8 (1) (d) of the Public Accounts Committee Act 1951, this House refers to the Joint Committee of Public Accounts for investigation and report as necessary from time to time, the proposed purchase of automatic data processing facilities by the Commonwealth, or any department or authority of the Commonwealth staffed under the Public Service Act 1922; notification of intention of which is to be conveyed to the committee by the Minister responsible for the intending purchaser.

H. A. JENKINS Speaker Motion (by Senator Gareth Evans) proposed:

That the Senate concurs in the resolution transmitted to the Senate by message No. 279 of the House of Representatives relating to a reference to the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and that the foregoing resolution be communicated to the House of Representatives by message.