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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY BILL 1994
COMMONWEALTH AUTHORITIES AND COMPANIES BILL 1994
AUDITOR-GENERAL BILL 1994

Messages from the House of Representatives were reported transmitting

for the concurrence of the Senate the following bills:

Message no. 447, dated 20 December 1994--A Bill for an Act to provide

for the proper use and management of public money, public property and

other Commonwealth resources, and for related purposes.

Message no. 448, dated 20 December 1994--A Bill for an Act to provide

reporting, accountability and other rules for Commonwealth authorities

and Commonwealth companies, and for related purposes.

Message no. 449, dated 20 December 1994--A Bill for an Act to provide

for the appointment of an Auditor-General, to set out the functions of

the Auditor-General, and for related purposes.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Primary Industries and

Energy (Senator Sherry) 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 Sherry moved--That these bills be now read a second time.

Explanatory memoranda: Senator Sherry tabled revised explanatory

memoranda [3] relating to the bills.

Pursuant to the order of the Senate of 29 November 1994, the debate was

adjourned and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for

the first day of the winter sittings 1995.