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PROTECTION OF THE SEA (CIVIL LIABILITY) BILL 1981 PROTECTION OF THE SEA (DISCHARGE OF OIL FROM SHIPS) BILL 1981
PROTECTION OF THE SEA (POWERS OF INTERVENTION) BILL 1981
PROTECTION OF THE SEA (SHIPPING LEVY) BILL 1981
PROTECTION OF THE SEA (SHIPPING LEVY COLLECTION) BILL 1981
NAVIGATION (PROTECTION OF THE SEA) AMENDMENT BiLL 1981--

Messages from the House of Representatives: The following Messages from the House of Representatives were reported:

MR PRESIDENT, Message No. 52

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ""A Bill for an Act relating to civil liability for pollution damage'', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, B. M. SNEDDEN,

Canberra, 12 March 1981 Speaker

MR PRESIDENT, Message No. 53

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ""A Bill for an Act relating to the protection of the sea from pollution by oil discharged from ships'', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, B. M. SNEDDEN,

Canberra, 12 March 1981 Speaker

MR PRESIDENT, Message No. 54

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ""A Bill for an Act authorizing the Commonwealth to take measures for the purpose of protecting the sea from pollution by oil and other noxious substances discharged from ships, and for related purposes'', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, B. M. SNEDDEN,

Canberra, 12 March 1981 Speaker

MR PRESIDENT, Message No. 55

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ""A Bill for an Act to impose a levy in respect of certain ships in Australian ports with oil on board'', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, B. M. SNEDDEN,

Canberra, 12 March 1981 Speaker

MR PRESIDENT, Message No. 56

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ""A Bill for an Act relating to the levy imposed in respect of certain ships in Australian ports with oil on board'', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, B. M. SNEDDEN,

Canberra, 12 March 1981 Speaker

Mr PRESIDENT, Message No. 57

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ""A Bill for an Act to amend the "Navigation Act 1912', and for related purposes'', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, B. M. SNEDDEN,

Canberra, 12 March 1981 Speaker

Suspension of Standing Orders to deal with Bills together: The Minister for Finance (Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle), by leave, moved--That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Questions with regard to the several stages for the passage through the Senate of all or several of the Bills being put in one motion at each stage, and the consideration of all or several of such Bills together in Committee of the Whole.

Question--put and passed.

Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle moved--That the Bills may be taken through all their stages without delay.

Question--put and passed.

Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle moved--That these Bills be now read a first time.

On the motion of Senator Robertson the debate was adjourned.

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

And General Business taking precedence of Government Business after 8 p.m.--