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Wednesday, 1 June 1994
Page: 1012


Senator BOLKUS (Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Multicultural Affairs) (9.42 a.m.) —I move:

  That these bills be now read a second time.

I seek leave to have the second reading speeches incorporated in Hansard.

  Leave granted.

  The speeches read as follows

AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY CHEMICAL PRODUCTS INTERIM LEVY IMPOSITION (EXCISE) BILL 1994

It gives me great pleasure to introduce in the house the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products Interim Levy Imposition (Excise) Bill 1994.

Honourable senators will be aware that this is one of a package of six bills that relate to interim cost recovery measures for the national registration scheme for agricultural and veterinary chemicals. This bill, along with the other agricultural and veterinary chemical bills, will be administered by the National Registration Authority for agricultural and veterinary chemicals.

This bill is one of a package of three bills to impose an interim levy on the sale or disposal of agricultural and veterinary chemical products manufactured in or imported into Australia.

I commend the bill to honourable senators and present the explanatory memorandum.

AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY CHEMICAL PRODUCTS INTERIM LEVY IMPOSITION (CUSTOMS) BILL 1994

It gives me great pleasure to introduce in the house the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products Interim Levy Imposition (Customs) Bill 1994.

Honourable senators will be aware that this is one of a package of six bills that relate to interim cost recovery measures for the national registration scheme for agricultural and veterinary chemicals. This bill, along with the other agricultural and veterinary chemical bills, will be administered by the National Registration Authority for agricultural and veterinary chemicals.

This bill is one of a package of three bills to impose an interim levy on the sale or disposal of agricultural and veterinary chemical products manufactured in or imported into Australia.

I commend the bill to honourable senators and present the explanatory memorandum.

AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY CHEMICAL PRODUCTS INTERIM LEVY IMPOSITION (GENERAL) BILL 1994

It gives me great pleasure to introduce in the house the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products Interim Levy Imposition (General) Bill 1994.

Honourable senators will be aware that this is one of a package of six bills that relate to interim cost recovery measures for the national registration scheme for agricultural and veterinary chemicals. This bill, along with the other agricultural and veterinary chemical bills, will be administered by the National Registration Authority for agricultural and veterinary chemicals.

This bill is one of a package of three bills to impose an interim levy on the sale or disposal of agricultural and veterinary chemical products manufactured in or imported into Australia.

I commend the bill to honourable senators and present the explanatory memorandum.

  Debate (on motion by Senator Reid) adjourned.