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Friday, 7 September 1984
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Senator Dame MARGARET GUILFOYLE(10.17) —I was going to make a similar comment. We welcome what was said by the Minister for Resources and Energy ( Senator Walsh). I think it will be of great and valuable assistance. Some of the other matters raised-swimming pools, computer systems, retread tyres and sunscreens-came forward last year either in this form or in a similar form. I remember dealing with some of those matters in come detail at that time. We found merit in the representations that were made and hoped that the Government would be able to review them. Obviously that has not yet occurred. I still feel that anomalies in some of these matters were presented to us. I am unaware whether these amendments suggested by the Australian Democrats in some instances cover the problem raised last year. However, I simply commend to the Government for its attention those areas where there are anomalies and hope that it will look at the matters raised. We are not suggesting that these would create further anomalies, as so often happens when incidental changes are made to classifications for sales tax. I would think that attention to matters raised by people with serious problems in relation to classifications is an on-going process of government. If there is no particular reaction to these amendments, I would simply commend to the Government a progressive look at where the anomalies arise, as I know it does, so that it can bring forward amendments to them at the appropriate time.

Amendments negatived.

Bill agreed to.

Bill reported without amendment; report adopted.