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The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Primary Industries and

Energy (Senator Sherry), at the request of the Minister for Immigration

and Ethnic Affairs (Senator Bolkus) and pursuant to notice of motion not

objected to as a formal motion, moved--That the following bill be


A Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for related


Question put and passed.

Senator Sherry 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 Sherry moved--That this bill be now read a second time.

Explanatory memorandum: Senator Sherry tabled an explanatory memorandum

relating to the bill.

On the motion of Senator Reid the debate was adjourned till the next day

of sitting.