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CUSTOMS TARIFF BILL 1982
CUSTOMS TARIFF (ANTI-DUMPING) AMENDMENT BILL 1982
CUSTOMS TARIFF (MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS) BILL 1982

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

Debate resumed.

Question-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.

The Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Messner) moved-That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following amendments in respect of the Customs Tariff Bill 1982: Page 12, clause 25, at end of clause, add the following new sub-clauses: ''(2) A direction referred to in sub-section (1) has effect, or shall be deemed to have had effect, from and including such date ( which, except in the case of a direction that may have the effect of increasing the duty payable in respect of goods, may be a date earlier than the publication in the Gazette of the notice containing the direction) as is specified in the notice.

''(3) The Minister may, by notice published in the Gazette, revoke a direction referred to in sub-section (1).

''(4) A revocation under sub-section (3) has effect from and including such date (which, except in the case of a revocation that may have the effect of increasing the duty payable in respect of goods, may be a date earlier than the publication in the Gazette of the notice containing the revocation) as is specified in the notice.

''(5) The provisions of sections 48 (other than paragraphs (1) (a) and (b) and sub-section (2)), 49, 49A and 50 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 apply in relation to directions given under this section as if- (a) references in those provisions to regulations were references to directions; and

(b) references in those provisions to the repeal of a regulation were references to the revocation of a direction.''.

Page 13, clause 26, sub-clause (7), lines 33 to 38, leave out the sub-clause, insert the following sub-clause: ''(7) The provisions of sections 48 (other than paragraphs (1) (a) and (b) and sub-section (2)), 49, 49A and 50 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 apply in relation to directions given under this section as if- (a) references in those provisions to regulations were references to directions; and

(b) references in those provisions to the repeal of a regulation were references to the revocation of a direction.''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the requests be agreed to-put and passed.

Bills agreed to, subject to requests in respect of the Customs Tariff Bill 1982.

Customs Tariff Bill 1982 to be reported with requests.

Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 1982 and Customs Tariff ( Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 1982 to be reported without amendment or requests .

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

On the motion of Senator Messner the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 1982 and the Customs Tariff ( Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 1982 were read a third time.