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BROADCASTING AMENDMENT BILL 1986
TELEVISION LICENCE FEES AMENDMENT BILL 1986-

Messages from the House of Representatives: The following Messages from the House of Representatives were reported:

MR PRESIDENT,...Message No. 448

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ""A Bill for an Act to amend the "Broadcasting Act 1942', and for related purposes'', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives,...JOAN CHILD,

Canberra, 18 November 1986...Speaker

MR PRESIDENT,...Message No. 449

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ""A Bill for an Act to amend the "Television Licence Fees Act 1964', and for related purposes'', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives,...JOAN CHILD,

Canberra, 18 November 1986...Speaker

Suspension of Standing Orders to deal with Bills together: The Minister for Education (Senator Ryan) 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.

Ordered-That the Bills may be taken through all their stages without delay.

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

Suspension of Order of the Senate: Senator Ryan moved-That the Order of the Senate of 14 November 1986, relating to the introduction of Bills into the Senate after 19 November 1986, not apply to these Bills.

Question-put and passed.

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

Explanatory Memorandum: Senator Ryan tabled a revised Explanatory Memorandum relating to the Broadcasting Amendment Bill 1986.

On the motion of Senator Kilgariff the debate was adjourned.

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