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GOVERNOR-GENERAL'S MESSAGES—ASSENT TO LAWS

Messages from Her Excellency the Governor-General were reported, informing the Senate that she had assented to the following laws:

 4 December 2008—Message—

  No. 51—Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Act 2008 (Act No. 134, 2008).

  No. 52—Evidence Amendment Act 2008 (Act No. 135, 2008).

 8 December 2008—Message—

  No. 53—

   Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority Act 2008 (Act No. 136, 2008)

   National Measurement Amendment Act 2008 (Act No. 137, 2008)

   Transport Security Amendment (2008 Measures No. 1) Act 2008 (Act No. 138, 2008).

  No. 54—Water Amendment Act 2008 (Act No. 139, 2008).

 9 December 2008—Message—

  No. 55—Aged Care Amendment (2008 Measures No. 2) Act 2008 (Act No. 140, 2008).

  No. 56—Tax Laws Amendment (Education Refund) Act 2008 (Act No. 141, 2008).

  No. 57—

   Education Legislation Amendment Act 2008 (Act No. 142, 2008)

   Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Further 2008 Budget and Other Measures) Act 2008 (Act No. 143, 2008)

   Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—General Law Reform) Act 2008 (Act No. 144, 2008)

   Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 5) Act 2008 (Act No. 145, 2008).


 11 December 2008—Message—

  No. 58—

   Corporations Amendment (Short Selling) Act 2008 (Act No. 146, 2008)

   Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Act (No. 2) 2008 (Act No. 147, 2008)

   Road Charges Legislation Repeal and Amendment Act 2008 (Act No. 148, 2008).

  No. 59—

   Social Security and Veterans' Entitlements Legislation Amendment (Schooling Requirements) Act 2008 (Act No. 149, 2008)

   Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax—Minor Amendments) Act 2008 (Act No. 150, 2008).

  No. 60—

   Temporary Residents' Superannuation Legislation Amendment Act 2008 (Act No. 151, 2008)

   Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Amendment Act 2008 (Act No. 152, 2008)

   Schools Assistance Act 2008 (Act No. 153, 2008).

 18 December 2008—Message—

  No. 61—

   Nation-building Funds Act 2008 (Act No. 154, 2008)

   Nation-building Funds (Consequential Amendments) Act 2008 (Act No. 155, 2008)

   COAG Reform Fund Act 2008 (Act No. 156, 2008).

  No. 62—Safe Work Australia (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2008 (Act No. 157, 2008).

  No. 63—

   Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television Switch-over) Act 2008 (Act No. 158, 2008)

   Migration Legislation Amendment (Worker Protection) Act 2008 (Act No. 159, 2008).