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Tuesday, 13 September 1983
Page: 671

Debate resumed from 8 September, on motion by Mr Kerin:

That the Bill be now read a second time.

upon which Mr McVeigh had moved by way of amendment:

That all words after 'That' be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: 'whilst not opposing the Bill, the House is of that opinion that:

(1) rural industries, which are struggling to emerge from the worst drought in history, are not at this time able to bear the burden of such massive increases in charges;

(2) industries should not be expected to contribute 50% of the costs of Commonwealth inspection until the Export Inspection Service restructuring is completed and the Service is as efficient and cost-effective as possible;

(3) there is inadequate industry participation in inspection procedures, and

(4) there has regrettably not been full consultation with industry on all aspects of development of the Export Inspection Service and inspection charges'.


Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Hon. Les Johnson) —Before the debate is resumed on the Live- stock (Export Inspection Charge) Amendment Bill 1983, I remind the House that it has been agreed that a general debate be allowed covering this Bill, the Grain ( Export Inspection Charge) Amendment Bill 1983, the Eggs (Export Inspection Charge) Amendment Bill 1983 and the Edible Oils (Export Inspection Charge) Amendment Bill 1983.