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Tuesday, 13 May 1997
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1. The Committee met on 7 and 12 May 1997.

2. The Committee reconsidered the following bills:

Australia New Zealand Food Authority Amendment Bill 1996

Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1997

and resolved to recommend that the orders of the Senate of 6 February 1997 and 20 March 1997, adopting report nos 1 and 5, respectively, be varied as follows:

That the abovementioned bills be referred to committees:

Bill titleStage at which referredLegislation CommitteeReporting date
Australia New Zealand Food Authority Amendment Bill 1996 (see Appendix 1 for a statement of reasons for referral)immediatelyCommunity Affairs16 June 1997
Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1997 (see Appendix 2 for a statement of reasons for referral)immediatelyEconomics16 June 1997

3. The Committee resolved:

   (a) That the provisions of the following bills be referred to committees:

Bill titleStage at which referredCommitteeReporting date
Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 3) 1997—schedules 1, 9 and 10 (see Appendix 3 for a statement of reasons for referral)immediatelySelect Committee on Superannuation16 June 1997
Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 3) 1997—schedule 11 (see Appendix 4 for a statement of reasons for referral)immediatelyEconomics Legislation16 June 1997
Taxation Laws Amendment (Infrastructure Borrowings) Bill 1997 (see Appendix 5 for a statement of reasons for referral)immediatelyEconomics Legislation26 May 1997

(b)   That the following bills not be referred to committees:

   .   Crimes Amendment (Forensic Procedures) Bill 1997

   .   Health Insurance Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1997

   .   Income Tax Rates Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1997

   .   Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment Bill 1997

   .   Industrial Chemicals (Registration Charge—Customs) Bill 1997

   .   Industrial Chemicals (Registration Charge—Excise) Bill 1997

   .   Industrial Chemicals (Registration Charge—General) Bill 1997

   .   Industry, Science and Tourism Legislation Amendment Bill 1997

   .   International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1997

   .   National Residue Survey (Ratite Slaughter) Levy Bill 1997

   .   Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill 1997

   .   Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget and Simplification Measures) Bill 1997

   .   Wine Export Charge Bill 1997

   .   Wine Export Charge (Consequential Amendments) Bill 1997.

The Committee recommends accordingly.

4. The Committee deferred consideration of the following bills to the next meeting:

(deferred from meeting of 7 May 1997)

   .   Aged Care Bill 1997

   .   Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1997

   .   Petroleum Excise (Prices) Amendment Bill 1997

   .   Primary Industries and Energy Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1997

   .   Social Security Legislation Amendment (Activity Test Penalty Periods) Bill 1997.

(Paul Calvert)

Chair

13 May 1997

Appendix 1

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill:

Australia New Zealand Food Authority Amendment Bill 1996

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

concerns regarding the imposition of changes on the Australian food and beverages industry to meet operating costs of ANZFA.

concern for industry being charged to meet some costs of maintaining food standards to protect public health.

the bill may allow "fee for service" charges to be imposed, therefore no specific fee structures and charges are arbitrary.

Possible submissions or evidence from:

CSIRO, ANZFA, Australia Food Council, various food manufacturers, Victorian Health Department

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date(s):

Possible reporting date: 26 May 1997

(signed)

D.J. Foremen

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee member

Appendix 2

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill:

Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1997

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

Unintended consequences of bill

Possible submissions or evidence from:

United Distillers (Aust) Ltd

Bundaberg Distilling Company Pty Limited

Distilled Spirits Industry Council of Australia Inc.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia

Margaret River Wine Industry Association Inc.

McWilliams Wines.

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Economics Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date(s): 30 May 1997

Possible reporting date: 16 June 1997

(signed)

Vicki Bourne

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee member

Appendix 3

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill:

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 3) 1997

Schedules 1, 9 and 10 only

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

equity concerns with the measures

Possible submissions or evidence from:

ICA, ASCPF, Small Business Association—others to be advised

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Senate Select Committee on Superannuation

Possible hearing date(s):

Possible reporting date: 16 June 1997

(signed)

D.J. Foreman

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee member

Appendix 4

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill:

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 3) 1997

Schedule 11 only

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

Ascertain the level of concerns as claimed by the Government necessitating this schedule.

Possible submissions or evidence from:

ICA, ASPF, Small Business Association—others to be advised

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Economics Legislation

Possible hearing date(s):

Possible reporting date: 16 June 1997

(signed)

D. J. Foreman

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee member

Appendix 5

Proposal to refer a bill to a committee

Name of bill:

Taxation Laws Amendment (Infrastructure Borrowings) Bill 1997

Reasons for referral/principal issues for consideration:

Need for transitional arrangements to ensure legitimate projects are not denied taxation benefits that are available

Possible submissions or evidence from:

Affected proponents

Committee to which bill is to be referred:

Economics Legislation Committee

Possible hearing date(s): 15 May 1997

Possible reporting date: 26 May 1997

(signed)

D.J. Foreman

Whip/Selection of Bills Committee member