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A message from the House of Representatives was reported transmitting for the concurrence of the Senate the following bill:

 Message no. 369, dated 24 June 2009—A Bill for an Act to provide for a Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services, and for related purposes.

The Minister for Employment Participation (Senator Arbib) 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 Arbib moved—That this bill be now read a second time.

Explanatory memorandum: Senator Arbib tabled a revised explanatory memorandum relating to the bill.

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