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AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY TAXATION (ADMINISTRATION) AMENDMENT BILL 1981
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY TAX (LIFE INSURANCE BUSINESS) BILL 1981
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY TAX (VEHICLE REGISTRATION) BILL 1981
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY TAX (INSURANCE BUSINESS) AMENDMENT
BILL (NO. 2) 1981

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question--That these Bills be now read a first time.

Question--put and passed.

Bills read a first time.

The Minister for Finance (Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle) moved--That these Bills be now read a second time.

Senator Gietzelt moved an amendment in respect of the Australian Capital Territory Taxation (Administration) Amendment Bill 1981, viz: Leave out all words after ""That'', insert ""consideration of the Bill be deferred until (a) the Senate is provided with detailed comparisons with overall localised taxes and revenue measures applied in the States and the Northern Territory, and (b) the Australian Capital Territory House of Assembly is consulted on the application in the Australian Capital Territory of State-related taxes and that the Assembly be requested to provide a list of priorities for concessions from State-type fees and taxes, in order that the Australian Capital Territory will have comparable rights to choose its own priorities as enjoyed by the States and the Northern Territory''.

Debate ensued.

Question--That the words proposed to be left out be left out--put.

The Senate divided--

AYES, 27

Senator-- Senator-- Bolkus Keeffe Childs McClelland Coates McIntosh Colston McLaren Elstob Macklin Evans Mason Foreman Mulvihill Georges Primmer Gietzelt Ray, Robert Giles Ryan Grimes Siddons Haines Walsh Hearn Teller: Jones Sibraa

NOES, 28

Senator-- Senator-- Archer Lajovic Baume Lewis Bjelke-Petersen Messner Bonner Missen Carrick Rae, Peter Chaney Reid Collard Scott Crichton-Browne Teague Durack Thomas Guilfoyle, Townley Dame Margaret Watson Hamer Withers Harradine Young Hill Teller: Jessop Kilgariff

Amendment negatived accordingly.

Question--That these Bills be now read a second time--put and passed.

Bills read a second time.

The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Bills.

In the Committee

Bills, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bills to be reported without amendment or requests.

The President resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Lewis) reported accordingly.

On the motion of Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bills read a third time.