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Thursday, 26 May 1983
Page: 1067


Mr JOHN BROWN (Minister Assisting the Minister for Industry and Commerce)(8.17) —I move:

Excise Tariff Proposal No. 1 (1983) and Customs Tariff Proposal No. 2 (1983).

Excise Tariff Proposal No. 1 (1983) and Customs Tariff Proposal No. 2 (1983) which I have just tabled place before Parliament alterations to the Excise Tariff Act 1921 and the Customs Tariff Act 1983 respectively. These alterations were foreshadowed by the Treasurer (Mr Keating) in his economic statement in this House on 19 May 1983. The Treasurer announced that in lieu of an increase in air navigation charges during 1983-84, the rate of excise on avgas and avtur will increase by 2 cents per litre as from 1 July 1983. Customs Tariff Proposal No. 2 (1983) imposes a complementary increase on imports of avgas and avtur. I commend the proposals to the House.

Debate (on motion by Mr Steele Hall) adjourned.