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AIR NAVIGATION (CHARGES) AMENDMENT BILL 1984 AIR NAVIGATION AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 1984

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Resources and Energy (Senator Walsh)-That these Bills be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

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 Messner moved an amendment to the Air Navigation (Charges) Amendment Bill 1984, viz: Page 2, paragraph 4 (1) (c), lines 6 and 7, leave out the paragraph, insert the following paragraph: ''(c) by omitting from sub-section (2) '1%' and substituting '1% or such other amount as is prescribed'; and''.

Debate ensued.

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

Amendment negatived accordingly.

Senator Messner moved a further amendment to the Air Navigation (Charges) Amendment Bill 1984, viz: Page 3, clause 5, proposed new sub-section 5B (6), lines 25 to 34, leave out the proposed sub-section, insert the following sub-section: '' '(6) For the purposes of priorities amongst creditors and the purposes of the distribution of proceeds of a sale made under sub-section (9), the statutory lien has effect as a security interest in respect of the aircraft ranking in priority- (a) after any security interests in respect of the aircraft created before the time of registration of the statutory lien (together with interest accruing on any such interest after the time of registration of the statutory lien);

(b) after any unsecured debt coming into existence before the time of the registration of a statutory lien;

(c) before any secured interest not falling within paragraph (a); and

(d) before any unsecured debt not falling within paragraph (c).''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the words proposed to be left out be left out-put.

The Committee divided-

AYES, 23

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard Crichton-Browne Hamer Hill Kilgariff Lajovic MacGibbon Martin Messner Missen Rae, Peter Reid (Teller) Scott Teague Townley Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 30

Senators- Childs Chipp Coleman Colston Cook Crowley Elstob Evans, Gareth Evans, Jack Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Hearn Jones McClelland McIntosh Macklin Maguire Mason Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sibraa Walsh Zakharov

Amendment negatived accordingly.

Bills agreed to.

Bills to be reported without amendment.

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

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