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JUDICIAL AND STATUTORY OFFICERS (REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES) BILL 1984

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.

Paper: Senator Gareth Evans laid upon the Table the following Paper: Remuneration Tribunal-Submission from the Attorney-General (Senator Gareth Evans) on salary relativity within the federal judiciary, dated 1 March 1984.

Debate continued.

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.

On the motion of Senator Gareth Evans the following request was debated and agreed to:

That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following amendment: Page 6, after clause 6, insert the following new clause: Allowance payable to Solicitor-General ''6A. (1) On and after 1 January 1985, there is payable to a person- (a) who holds the office of Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth;

(b) whose principal place of residence was, at the time when the person's appointment, or first appointment, as the case may be, to that office took effect, at a place outside, but not in a part of New South Wales that is adjacent to or in the vicinity of, the Australian Capital Territory; and

(c) whose headquarters for the purposes of payment of travelling allowance are in the Australian Capital Territory and who, in accordance with a requirement made upon the appointment of the person to that office, has established the person's principal place of residence in the Australian Capital Territory or in a part of New South Wales that is adjacent to or in the vicinity of the Australian Capital Territory, an allowance at such rate as is determined by the Remuneration Tribunal for the period in which the person maintains the principal place of residence established as mentioned in paragraph (c).

''(2) An allowance payable by virtue of sub-section (1) shall be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is appropriated accordingly.''.

Bill agreed to, subject to a request.

Bill to be reported with a request.

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

On the motion of Senator Gareth Evans the Report from the Committee was adopted.