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AUSTRALIAN SHIPPING COMMISSION AMENDMENT BILL 1983

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Social Security (Senator Grimes)-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

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

Senator Archer moved an amendment, viz: Page 13, clause 8, sub-clause (1), at end of proposed new section 19B, add the following sub-sections: '' '(6) The Minister shall cause a copy of every report furnished to him by the Commission under sub-section (3) to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the report is received by him.

'' '(7) Notwithstanding sub-section (6), if the Minister is of the opinion that a report furnished to him by the Commission under sub-section (3) contains a matter the disclosure of which would have a substantial adverse effect on the financial interests of the Commission, the Minister shall cause the report to be amended to exclude the matter, and shall cause to be laid before each House of the Parliament, within 15 sitting days of that House after the report is received by him, the report as amended, together with a statement that the report has been amended in accordance with this sub-section.'.''.

Debate ensued.

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

Bill agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

The Deputy-President (Senator Hamer) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Sibraa) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Gietzelt) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.