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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER AMENDMENT BILL 2013E FAIR WORK AMENDMENT BILL 2013E HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT AMENDMENT (ASIAN CENTURY) BILL 2013E TAX LAWS AMENDMENT (2013 MEASURES NO. 2) BILL 2013

Messages from the House of Representatives were reported transmitting for the concurrence of the Senate the following bills:

 Message no. 694, dated 17 June 2013—A Bill for an Act to amend the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, and for related purposes.

 Message no. 692, dated 17 June 2013—A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to workplace relations, and for related purposes.

 Message no. 695, dated 17 June 2013—A Bill for an Act to amend the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and for related purposes.

 Message no. 693, dated 17 June 2013—A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to taxation and the Tax Agent Services Act 2009, and for other purposes.

The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins) moved—That these bills may proceed without formalities, may be taken together and be now read a first time.

Question put and passed.

Bills read a first time.

Senator Collins moved—That these bills be now read a second time.


Explanatory memoranda: Senator Collins tabled revised explanatory memoranda [2] relating to the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 and the Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Bill 2013.

On the motion of Senator Collins the debate was adjourned till the next day of sitting.

Consideration of legislation: Senator Collins moved—That the bills be listed on the Notice Paper as separate orders of the day.

Question put and passed.