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Senator Macklin, pursuant to Notice of Motion not objected to as a Formal Motion, moved-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to alter the Constitution so as to ensure that the Members of the Parliament of the Commonwealth and of the Parliaments of the States and of self-governing Territories are chosen directly and democratically by the People.

Question-put and passed.

Bill presented, and on the motion of Senator Macklin read a first time.

Senator Macklin, by leave, moved-That this Bill be now read a second time.

On the motion of the Minister for Community Services (Senator Grimes) the debate was adjourned.

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