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APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 3) 2008-2009E APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 4) 2008-2009E CUSTOMS AMENDMENT (ENHANCED BORDER CONTROLS AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2008E LAW AND JUSTICE LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (IDENTITY CRIMES AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2008E TAX LAWS AMENDMENT (2008 MEASURES NO. 6) BILL 2009E URANIUM ROYALTY (NORTHERN TERRITORY) BILL 2008

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

 Message no. 268, dated 25 February 2009—A Bill for an Act to appropriate additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the Government, and for related purposes.

 Message no. 269, dated 25 February 2009—A Bill for an Act to appropriate additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure, and for related purposes.

 Message no. 259, dated 12 February 2009—A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to customs, and for related purposes.

 Message no. 266, dated 23 February 2009—A Bill for an Act to amend various Acts relating to law and justice, and for related purposes.

 Message no. 271, dated 26 February 2009—A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to taxation, and for related purposes.

 Message no. 267, dated 24 February 2009—A Bill for an Act to impose a royalty on uranium, and certain other designated substances, recovered in the Northern Territory, and for other purposes.


The Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) 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 Ludwig moved—That these bills be now read a second time.

Explanatory memorandum: Senator Ludwig tabled a revised explanatory memorandum relating to the Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 6) Bill 2009.

On the motion of Senator Ludwig the debate was adjourned till the next day of sitting.

Consideration of legislation: Senator Ludwig moved—That Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2008-2009 and Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2008-2009 be listed on the Notice Paper as one order of the day, and the remaining bills be listed as separate orders of the day.