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31    Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

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

Message no. 526, dated 4 February 2016—A Bill for an Act to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner, and for related purposes.

Message no. 527, dated 4 February 2016—A Bill for an Act to deal with consequential and transitional matters arising from the enactment of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2013 , and for related purposes.

The Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources (Senator Ruston) 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 Ruston moved—That these bills be now read a second time.

Consideration of legislation : Pursuant to order, the debate was adjourned and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the day fixed for the Education and Employment Legislation Committee to report on the bills, 15 March 2016.