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DOMICILE BILL 1981 DOMICILE (CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS) BILL 1981

The Attorney-General (Senator Durack), by leave and pursuant to Notices of Motion not objected to as Formal Motions, moved the following motions together--

That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act relating to domicile; and That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 and the Family Law Act 1975 in consequence of the enactment of the Domicile Act 1981.

Question--put and passed.

Bills presented.

Suspension of Standing Orders to deal with Bills together: Senator Durack, by leave, moved--That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Questions with regard to the several stages for the passage through the Senate of the Bills being put in one motion at each stage, and the consideration of such Bills together in Committee of the Whole.

Question--put and passed.

On the motion of Senator Durack the Bills were read a first time.

Suspension of Standing Orders to prevent delay: Senator Durack, pursuant to contingent notice, moved--That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bills being passed through their remaining stages without delay.

Question--put and passed.

Senator Durack moved--That these Bills be now read a second time.

On the motion of Senator Evans the debate was adjourned.

Ordered--That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.