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PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURE BILL 2013E PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURE (CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS) BILL 2013

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

 Message no. 722, dated 24 June 2013—A Bill for an Act to facilitate disclosure and investigation of wrongdoing and maladministration in the Commonwealth public sector, and for other purposes.

 Message no. 713, dated 19 June 2013—A Bill for an Act to deal with consequential matters arising from the enactment of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013, and for other purposes.

The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins) 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 Collins moved—That these bills be now read a second time.

Explanatory memorandum: Senator Collins tabled a revised explanatory memorandum relating to the Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013.

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