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Mr Truss (Minister for Community Services), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to provide for the administration of the social security law, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.

Mr Truss moved—That the Bill be now read a second time.


Mr Truss presented an explanatory memorandum to the following Bills:

Social Security (Administration) 1999;

Social Security (International Agreements) 1999; and

Social Security (Administration and International Agreements) (Consequential Amendments) 1999.

Debate adjourned (Mr Melham), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.