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33    Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019

Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Work Test) Bill 2019

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

Message no. 74, dated 19 September 2019—A Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958 , and for related purposes.

Message no. 75, dated 19 September 2019—A Bill for an Act to amend the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 , and for related purposes.

The Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment (Senator Birmingham) 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 Birmingham moved—That these bills be now read a second time.

Consideration of legislation : Pursuant to order, the debate was adjourned till the first day in the next period of sittings, 14 October 2019.

On the motion of Senator Birmingham the bills were listed as separate orders of the day.