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Thursday, 2 April 1987
Page: 1943


Mr BARRY JONES (Minister for Science and Minister Assisting the Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce)(11.16) —I move:

That the Bill be now read a second time.

The Customs Tariff (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 1987 amends the following Acts:

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

Bass Strait Freight Adjustment Levy Act 1984

Bounty (Agricultural Tractors and Equipment) Act 1985

Bounty (Books) Act 1986

Bounty (Computers) Act 1985

Bounty (Electric Motors) Act 1984

Bounty (Injection-Moulding Equipment) Act 1979

Bounty (Metal Working Machines and Robots) Act 1985

Bounty (Ships) Act 1980

Consular Privileges and Immunities Act 1972

Customs Act 1901

Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Act 1975

Customs Tariff (Stand-By Duty) Act 1985

Excise Tariff Act 1921

Sales Tax Assessment Act (No. 5) 1930

Sales Tax (Exemptions and Classifications) Act 1935

Subsidy (Cultivation Machines and Equipment) Act 1986

Subsidy (Grain Harvesters and Equipment) Act 1985

The Bill is complementary to the Customs Tariff Bill 1987 which I have just introduced and contains necessary citation and other con- sequential amendments to legislation containing references to the Customs Tariff Act 1982 or containing provisions linked to that Act. Apart from consequential changes required as a result of the introduction of Customs Tariff Bill 1987, the opportunity has been taken to clarify and simplify sections 151 and 151a of the Customs Act. A new section 151 to the Customs Act 1901 to define the criteria under which goods will be considered to be the produce or manufacture of a particular country or group of countries forms part of the Bill. No changes in application of the provisions of the current sections will result.

Financial Impact

This Bill will have no financial impact. I commend the Bill to the House and present the explanatory memorandum to the Bill.

Debate (on motion by Mr Carlton) adjourned.