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The Attorney- General (Senator Gareth Evans), pursuant to notice, moved-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979.

Question-put and passed.

Bill presented and, on the motion of Senator Gareth Evans, read a first time.

Suspension of Standing Orders: Senator Gareth Evans, pursuant to contingent notice, moved-That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill being passed through its remaining stages without delay.

Question-put and passed.

Senator Gareth Evans moved-That this Bill be now read a second time.

On the motion of Senator Durack the debate was adjourned.

Ordered-That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.