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Friday, 26 June 1998
Page: 4208

Amendment (by Senator Murray) agreed to:

(1) Page 12 (after line 16), after clause 19, insert:

19A Reports by Minister

(1) As soon as practicable after the end of each reporting period, the Minister must prepare a report that sets out details of the following matters:

(a) the payments that were authorised by the Minister under section 18 during the reporting period;

(b) the activities during the reporting period of any Commonwealth authority or Commonwealth company (within the meaning of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 ) that were activities in respect of which the authority or company received payments under section 18 in any reporting period;

(c) distributions under section 19 during the reporting period.

(2) The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be tabled in each House of the Parliament.

(3) For the purposes of this section, each of the following is a reporting period :

(a) the period from the commencement of this Act to the end of the third month after the month in which this Act commences;

(b) the period commencing at the end of that third month and ending at the end of the next 31 December;

(c) each subsequent period of 12 months.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

STEVEDORING LEVY (IMPOSITION) BILL 1998

Bill agreed to.

Stevedoring Levy (Collection) Bill 1998 reported with amendments; Stevedoring Levy (Imposition) Bill 1998 reported without requests; report adopted.