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 3 MEDICAL INDEMNITY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (RUN-OFF COVER INDEMNITY AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2004

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the Bill be now read a second time—

Debate resumed.

Question—put and passed—Bill read a second time.

Message from the Administrator

Message No. 261, 12 May 2004, from His Excellency the Administrator was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the Bill.

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 262, 26 May 2004, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purpose of amendments to the Bill.

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

Paper

Mr Abbott (Minister for Health and Ageing) presented a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the Bill.

On the motion of Mr Abbott, by leave, Government amendments 1 and 2 were made together, after debate.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.

Ordered—That the Bill be reported to the House with amendments.