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Senator Kemp, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal

motion, moved--That the following bill be introduced:

A Bill for an Act to amend the Flags Act 1953 to ensure that the

Australian National Flag is not altered except with the approval of

the Australian people voting in a referendum, that the Australian

National Flag is not supplanted by use of the powers under the Act,

and that the appointment of other flags and ensigns is subject to

disallowance by either House of the Parliament.

Question put and passed.

Senator Kemp presented the bill and moved--That this bill may proceed

without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a first time.

Senator Kemp moved--That this bill be now read a second time.

On the motion of the Minister for Small Business, Customs and

Construction (Senator Schacht) the debate was adjourned till the next

day of sitting.