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Monday, 9 May 1994
Page: 459


Senator McMULLAN (Minister for Trade) (6.35 p.m.) —by leave—I move:

(1)  Clause 3, page 2, line 14, insert ", `eligible number'" after "`designated number'".

(2)  Clause 3, page 2, line 20, insert the following definition:

  "`eligible number', in relation to the TSRA, means:

    (a)  20; or

    (b)if a notice under subsection 142R(1A) is in force—the number fixed by the notice;".

(3)  Clause 12, page 5, lines 17 to 22, omit the clause, insert the following clauses:

  Constitution of TSRA

    "12. Section 142R of the Principal Act is amended:

    (a)by inserting after subsection (1) the following subsections:

    `(1A) The Minister may fix the eligible number for the TSRA by notice in the Gazette.

    `(1B) The number fixed must be at least 20 and not more than 23.

    `(1C) The notice is a disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 46A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.';

    (b)by omitting from subsection (2) `TSRA because:' and substituting `TSRA.';

    (c)by omitting paragraphs (2)(a) and (b).

Minister may determine manner of representation on TSRA

  "12A. Section 142S of the Principal Act is amended:

  (a)by inserting in paragraph (2)(c) `and timing' after `method';

  (b)  by inserting after subsection (3) the following subsections:

    `(3A) If the eligible number has changed, the Minister may amend a notice to change the membership of the TSRA so that the number of members equals the eligible number.

    `(3B) Subsection (3A) does not limit the Minister's power to revoke, amend or vary a notice.'.".

(4)Clause 13, page 6, line 9, omit "who:", insert "who hold office as members under a notice under section 142S.".

(5)Clause 13, page 6, lines 10 to 12, omit paragraphs (3)(a) and (b).

(6)Clause 13, page 6, line 25, omit "who:", insert "who hold office as members under a notice under section 142S.".

(7)Clause 13, page 6, lines 26 to 29, omit subparagraphs (5)(b)(i) and (ii).

(8)Clause 16, page 7, line 19, insert "to fill a casual vacancy" after "by-election".

(9)Clause 16, page 7, line 21, add at the end the following paragraph:

   "; (e)  by adding at the end the following subsection:

      `(3) In this section:

    "by-election to fill a casual vacancy" includes an election of a member of the TSRA to fill a position created by an increase in the eligible number.'.".

(10)Clause 21, page 8, line 28, insert the following paragraph:

   "(aa)by adding at the end of subsection (1) the following word and paragraph:

    `;and (c)the manner of changing the membership of the TSRA to conform with changes in the eligible number (including, but not limited to, the holding of by-elections).'.".

(11)Clause 23, page 9, line 4, insert "or (b)" after "142S(2)(a)".

I table a supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to the government amendments to this bill.

  Amendments agreed to.

  Bill, as amended, agreed to.

  Bill reported with amendments; report adopted.