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EXCISE TARIFF AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 1983 CUSTOMS TARIFF AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 1983 CUSTOMS AND EXCISE AMENDMENT BILL 1983- Messages from the House of Representatives

The following Messages from the House of Representatives were reported: MR PRESIDENT, Message No. 147 The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ''A Bill for an Act to amend the 'Excise Tariff Act 1921' '', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, L. R. JOHNSON, Canberra, 16 November 1983 Acting Speaker MR PRESIDENT, Message No. 148 The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ''A Bill for an Act to amend the 'Customs Tariff Act 1982' '', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, L. R. JOHNSON, Canberra, 16 November 1983 Acting Speaker MR PRESIDENT, Message No. 149 The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ''A Bill for an Act to amend the 'Customs Act 1901' and the 'Excise Act 1901' '', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, L. R. JOHNSON, Canberra, 16 November 1983 Acting Speaker Suspension of Standing Orders to deal with Bills together: The Minister for Industry and Commerce (Senator Button) moved-That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Questions with regard to the several stages for the passage through the Senate of all or several of the Bills being put in one motion at each stage, and the consideration of all or several of such Bills together in Committee of the Whole, and as would prevent the reading of the short titles only on every order for the reading of the Bills.

Question-put and passed.

Ordered-That the Bills may be taken through all their stages without delay.

On the motion of Senator Button the Bills were read a first time.

Senator Button moved-That these Bills be now read a second time.

Debate ensued.

And it being 11 p.m.-

Adjournment Negatived: The President, under Sessional Order, put the Question-That the Senate do now adjourn-

Question-put and negatived.

Debate continued.

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.

Senator Harradine moved-That the Chairman of Committees (Senator Hamer) report progress and ask leave to sit again.

Senators Peter Rae and Button, by leave, made statements relating thereto.

Question-put and passed.

The President resumed the Chair; and Senator Hamer reported that the Committee had considered the Bills, made progress and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered-That the Committee have leave to sit again on the next day of sitting.