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Tuesday, 25 November 1986
Page: 2711


Senator SIDDONS(8.51) —I seek leave to move together a final series of amendments to this Bill. They are Nos (1), (5), (9) and (13).

Leave granted.


Senator SIDDONS —I move:

(1) Page 1, sub-clause 2 (1), line 8, after ``sections'', insert ``16a, 16b, 16c,''.

(5) Page 5, after clause 13, insert the following new clause:

``Applications for review

``13a. Section 20 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from paragraph (1) (k) `(other than such a decision made under sub-section 10 (11))'.''.

(9) Page 6, after new clause 16b, insert the following new clause:

``Amendments relating to applications for review, &c.

``16c. The Acts specified in Schedule 5 are amended as set out in that Schedule.''.

(13) Page 45, after Schedule 4, add the following new Schedule:

SCHEDULE 5

Section 16c

AMENDMENTS RELATING TO REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS, &c.

Bounty (Agricultural Tractors and Equipment) Act 1985

Paragraph 345 (1) (m)-

Omit ``(other than a decision made under sub-section 23 (9))''.

Bounty (Bed Sheeting) Act 1977

Paragraph 21 (c)-

Omit ``, not being a refusal by virtue of sub-section 11 (5)''.

Bounty (Commercial Motor Vehicles) Act 1978

Paragraph 22 (t)-

Omit ``(other than a decision made under sub-section 14n (8))''.

Bounty (Computers) Act 1984

Paragraph 32 (1) (m)-

Omit ``but not including a refusal under sub-section 20 (8)''.

Bounty (High Alloy Steel Products) 1983

Paragraph 23 (1) (c)-

Omit ``, not being a refusal by virtue of sub-section 12 (5)''.

Bounty (Injection-moulding Equipment) Act 1979

Paragraph 22 (1) (u)-

Omit ``but not including a refusal under sub-section 14t (8)''.

Bounty (Metal Working Machines and Robots) Act 1985

Paragraph 40 (1) (m)-

Omit ``(other than a decision made under sub-section 28 (9))''.

Bounty (Paper) Act 1979

Paragraph 22 (c)-

Omit ``, not being a refusal by virtue of sub-section 12 (5)''.

Bounty (Steel Mill Products) Act 1983

Paragraph 24 (1) (c)-

Omit ``, not being a refusal by virtue of sub-section 13 (5)''.

Subsidy (Grain Harvesters and Equipment) Act 1985

Paragraph 35 (1) (k)-

Omit ``(other than a decision made under sub-section 23 (9))''.

These four amendments relate to the right of appeal in respect of registration of producers. As I have already outlined, our position in relation to them is that there should be some control over the Minister and that the Minister should not have the power of life and death over an industry without some mechanism for appeal. These amendments would make the Administrative Appeals Tribunal the arbiter if there were a dispute between an industry and the Minister.