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Wednesday, 16 March 2005
Page: 112

Message received from the House of Representatives returning the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Amendment Bill 2005, informing the Senate that the House has agreed to the bill with amendments and requesting the concurrence of the Senate in the amendments made by the House.

House of Representatives message—

(1)    Clause 2, page 2 (table items 3, 3A and 3B), omit the table items, substitute:

3.  Schedule 3

The later of:

(a)   1 July 2005; and

(b)   the day immediately following the day Schedules 1 and 2 to this Act commence.

Ordered that the message be considered in Committee of the Whole immediately.

Senator VANSTONE (South Australia —Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs) [4:34 PM] —I move:

That the committee agrees to the amendments made by the House of Representatives.