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 16 MESSAGE FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR, PROPOSED EXPENDITURE AND APPROPRIATION FOR YEAR 2004-2005—APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 1) 2004-2005—BUDGET SPEECH

Message No. 250, 10 May 2004, from His Excellency the Administrator was announced recommending, in accordance with the requirements of section 56 of the Constitution, an appropriation for the purposes of a Bill for an Act to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the Government, and for related purposes.

Mr Costello (Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the Government, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.

Mr Costello moved—That the Bill be now read a second time, and delivered the budget speech.

Debate adjourned (Mr Latham—Leader of the Opposition), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.