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CUSTOMS TARIFF (ANTI-DUMPING) AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 1982

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

Senator Evans moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion, add '', but the Senate is of the opinion that further amendments to the Principal Act and related legislation are required to- (a) ensure that a prima facie decision concerning dumping is reached within 12 weeks and that the total investigation period is reduced to a maximum of 24 weeks;

(b) shift the practical burden of producing evidence from Australian industry once a prima facie case of dumping has been established; and

(c) enable penalties to be imposed on any additional imports negotiated during the investigation period''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the words proposed to be added be added-put.

The Senate divided-

AYES, 28

Senators- Bolkus Button Childs Chipp Coates Coleman Colston Elstob Evans Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Hearn Jones McClelland McIntosh McLaren Macklin Mason Mulvihill Primmer Ray, Robert Robertson Ryan Siddons Tate Teller: Senator Sibraa

NOES, 27

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Bonner Carrick, Sir John Chaney Crichton-Browne Hamer Hill Jessop Lajovic Lewis MacGibbon Martyr Messner Missen Rae, Peter Reid Scott Teague Thomas Townley Walters Watson Withers Young Teller: Senator Kilgariff

Amendment agreed to accordingly.

Main Question, as amended-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

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

Bill to be reported without amendment.

The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Mulvihill) 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.