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Senator Ryan, pursuant to Notice of Motion not objected to as a Formal Motion, moved--That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Customs Act 1901 to provide for approval by Parliament of the export of minerals extracted from sand from a prescribed place.

Question--put and passed.

Bill presented, and on the motion of Senator Ryan read a first time.

On the motion of Senator Ryan the second reading was made an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.

The Acting Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Mason) by leave, made a statement.