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BROADCASTING STATIONS LICENCE FEES BILL 1981 TELEVISION STATIONS LICENCE BILL 1981--

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

MR PRESIDENT, Message No. 208

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ""A Bill for an Act to amend the, "Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Act 1964', and for related purposes'', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, B. M. SNEDDEN,

Canberra, 27 October 1981 Speaker

MR PRESIDENT, Message No. 209

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ""A Bill for an Act to amend the "Television Stations Licence Fees Act 1964', and for related purposes'', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, B. M. SNEDDEN,

Canberra, 27 October 1981 Speaker

Suspension of Standing Orders to deal with Bills together: The Minister for National Development and Energy (Senator Carrick), 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 the Bills being put in one motion at each stage, and the consideration of such Bills together in Committee of the Whole.

Question--put and passed.

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

Question--put and passed.

On the motion of Senator Carrick the Bills were read a first time.

Senator Carrick moved--That these Bills be now read a second time.

On the motion of Senator Sibraa the debate was adjourned.

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