Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download PDFDownload PDF 

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment


Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Attorney-General (Senator Gareth Evans)-That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Senator Peter Rae moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion, add '', but the Senate is of the opinion that the impact of the Government's new tax on wine, when taken in conjunction with changes in the taxation treatment of imports of wine, unreasonably and unfairly disadvantages the Australian wine producing and grape growing industry at a time when imports of surplus protected and subsidised European wines are disrupting the Australian wine industry and when there is an inquiry proceeding into the future structure of the industry and calls upon the Government to delay the commencement of the tax subject to receiving and considering the report of the said inquiry''.

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

The Senate divided

AYES, 31

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Evans, Jack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Haines Hamer Hill Jessop Kilgariff Lajovic Lewis MacGibbon Macklin Martin Mason Missen Rae, Peter Reid (Teller) Scott Teague Townley Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 28

Senators- Bolkus Button Childs Coates Coleman Cook Crowley Elstob Evans, Gareth Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Hearn Jones McIntosh Maguire Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sibraa Tate Walsh Zakharov

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Main Question, as amended-put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

Ordered-That consideration of the Bill in Committee of the Whole be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.