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SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA BILL 2008E SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA (CONSEQUENTIAL AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS) BILL 2008

Messages from the House of Representatives were reported transmitting for the concurrence of the Senate the following bills:

 Message no. 154, dated 22 September 2008—A Bill for an Act to establish Safe Work Australia, and for related purposes.

 Message no. 155, dated 22 September 2008—A Bill for an Act to deal with transitional and consequential matters in connection with the Safe Work Australia Act 2008, and for related purposes.

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (Senator Evans) moved—That these bills may proceed without formalities, may be taken together and be now read a first time.

Question put and passed.

Bills read a first time.

Senator Evans moved—That these bills be now read a second time.

Consideration of legislation: Pursuant to order, the debate was adjourned and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the first day in the next period of sittings.