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DIESEL FUEL TAXES LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1982

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question-That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question-put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

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

In the Committee

Clauses 1 to 4, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 5 read-

Senator Siddons moved-That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following amendment: Page 2, proposed new section 164, sub-section (1), after paragraph (d), add the following new paragraphs:

'' (e) in the operations of a local government body;

(f) in the provision of accommodation for other persons; or

(g) in baking.''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the request be agreed to-put.

The Committee divided-

AYES, 6

Senators- Chipp Haines Harradine Mason Siddons Teller: Senator Macklin

NOES, 49

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Bolkus Bonner Button Carrick, Sir John Chaney Childs Coates Collard Crichton-Browne Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Giles Grimes Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Hearn Hill Jones Keeffe Kilgariff Lajovic Lewis McClelland MacGibbon McIntosh Martin Martyr Messner Missen Primmer Ray, Robert Reid Ryan Scott Sibraa Tate Thomas Townley Walsh Walters Watson Withers Young Teller: Senator Robertson

Request negatived accordingly.

Senator Harradine moved-That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following amendment: Page 3, proposed new section 164, sub-section (7), definition of ''agriculture'', after paragraph (c) of the definition, insert the following new paragraph:

''(ca) the manufacture of food for live-stock,''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the request be agreed to-put and negatived.

Clause 5 further debated and agreed to.

Remainder of Bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

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

On the motion of the Minister for Social Security (Senator Chaney) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.