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SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA BILL 2008 [NO. 2]E VETERANS' AFFAIRS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (BUDGET MEASURES) BILL 2009

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

 Message no. 375, dated 12 August 2009—A Bill for an Act to establish Safe Work Australia, and for related purposes.

 Message no. 374, dated 12 August 2009—A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to veterans' affairs, and for other purposes.

The Special Minister of State (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.

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

Consideration of legislation: Senator Ludwig moved—That the bills be listed on the Notice Paper as separate orders of the day.

Question put and passed.