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APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 3) 2012-2013E APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 4) 2012-2013

Messages from the House of Representatives were reported transmitting for the concurrence of the Senate the following bills:

 Message no. 591, dated 14 February 2013—A Bill for an Act to appropriate additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the Government, and for related purposes.

 Message no. 592, dated 14 February 2013—A Bill for an Act to appropriate additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure, and for related purposes.


The Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Senator McLucas) 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 McLucas moved—That these bills be now read a second time.

Consideration of legislation: Pursuant to order, the debate was adjourned and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the first day in the next period of sittings.