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NEW PARLIAMENT HOUSE--CONSTRUCTION AND FITTING-OUT--COMMENCEMENT AUTHORIZATION

The Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Carrick), pursuant to Notice of Motion not objected to as a Formal Motion, moved--

(1) That, for the purpose of sub-section 8 (2) of the Parliament House Construction Authority Act 1979, the Senate authorizes the commencement of work on the following declared stage in the construction of Parliament House, namely, the construction and fitting-out of the building that is to constitute Parliament House, together with--

(a) the construction, on the site of Parliament House, of access roads, parking areas and other facilities to be provided on that site in connection with Parliament House; and

(b) the landscaping of that site.

(2) That a Message be sent to the House of Representatives acquainting it of the Resolution agreed to by the Senate.

Question--put and passed.