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CHRISTMAS ISLAND AGREEMENT AMENDMENT BILL--Message from the House of Representatives

The following Message from the House of Representatives was reported:

MR PRESIDENT, Message No. 152

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ""A Bill for an Act relating to the Christmas Island Agreement'', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, B. M. SNEDDEN,

Canberra, 10 June 1981 Speaker

The Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Messner) moved--That the Bill may be taken through all its stages without delay.

Question--put and passed.

On the motion of Senator Messner the Bill was read a first time.

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

On the motion of Senator Gietzelt the debate was adjourned.

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