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FINANCIAL AGREEMENT BILL 1994
NATIONAL DEBT SINKING FUND REPEAL BILL 1994
SOCIAL SECURITY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 1994
VETERANS' AFFAIRS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1994
EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION AND TRAINING LEGISLATION AMENDMENT
BILL 1994

Messages from the House of Representatives were reported transmitting

for the concurrence of the Senate the following bills:

Message no. 270, dated 11 May 1994--A Bill for an Act to approve an

agreement between the Commonwealth, the States and the Territories,

and for related purposes.

Message no. 271, dated 11 May 1994--A Bill for an Act to repeal the

National Debt Sinking Fund Act 1966, and for related purposes.

Message no. 272, dated 11 May 1994--A Bill for an Act to amend the

Social Security Act 1991, and for related purposes.

Message no. 274, dated 11 May 1994--A Bill for an Act to amend the law

relating to veterans' affairs, and for related purposes.

Message no. 280, dated 11 May 1994--A Bill for an Act to amend various

Acts, and to repeal other Acts, relating to employment, education and

training, and for related purposes.

The Minister for the Environment, Sport and Territories (Senator

Faulkner) 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 Faulkner moved--That these bills be now read a second time.

On the motion of Senator Panizza the debate was adjourned till the next

day of sitting.

Consideration of legislation: Senator Faulkner moved--That the Financial

Agreement Bill 1994 and the National Debt Sinking Fund Repeal Bill 1994

be listed on the Notice Paper as one order of the day, and the remaining

bills be listed as separate orders of the day.

Question put and passed.

References to committees: Pursuant to the order of the Senate agreed to

earlier today (see entry no. 7), the Financial Agreement Bill 1994

stands referred to the Standing Committee on Finance and Public

Administration and Part 2 of the Social Security Legislation Amendment

Bill (No. 2) 1994 stands referred to the Standing Committee on Community

Affairs for consideration and report by 20 June 1994.