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APPROPRIATION (NATION BUILDING AND JOBS) BILL (NO. 1) 2008-2009E APPROPRIATION (NATION BUILDING AND JOBS) BILL (NO. 2) 2008-2009E HOUSEHOLD STIMULUS PACKAGE BILL 2009E TAX BONUS FOR WORKING AUSTRALIANS BILL 2009E TAX BONUS FOR WORKING AUSTRALIANS (CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS) E BILL 2009E COMMONWEALTH INSCRIBED STOCK AMENDMENT BILL 2009

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

 Message no. 237, dated 5 February 2009—A Bill for an Act to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the Government in relation to nation building and jobs, and for related purposes.

 Message no. 238, dated 5 February 2009—A Bill for an Act to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure in relation to nation building and jobs, and for related purposes.

 Message no. 239, dated 5 February 2009—A Bill for an Act to amend laws in order to provide payments relating to the household stimulus package, and for other purposes.

 Message no. 240, dated 5 February 2009—A Bill for an Act to provide for a tax bonus, and for related purposes.

 Message no. 241, dated 5 February 2009—A Bill for an Act to make amendments consequential on the enactment of the Tax Bonus for Working Australians Act 2009, and for related purposes.

 Message no. 242, dated 5 February 2009—A Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Act 1911, and for related purposes.

The Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law (Senator Sherry) 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 Sherry moved—That these bills be now read a second time.

On the motion of Senator Sherry the debate was adjourned and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour.