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WHEAT MARKETING BILL 1984 WHEAT MARKETING AMENDMENT BILL 1984WHEAT TAX (PERMIT) BILL 1984WHEAT TAX (PERMIT) COLLECTION BILL 1984WHEAT RESEARCH AMENDMENT BILL 1984WHEAT TAX AMENDMENT BILL 1984

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

Debate resumed.

Question-put and passed.

Bills read a first time.

The Minister for Social Security (Senator Grimes) moved-That these Bills be now read a second time.

Debate ensued.

The Leader of the National Party of Australia in the Senate (Senator Scott) moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion, add '', but, in relation to the Wheat Marketing Amendment Bill 1984, the Senate is of the opinion that- (a) the Board should be composed of: (i) a chairperson, who shall be a wheat grower at the time of his or her appointment, appointed by the Minister;

(ii) 2 wheat growers from each of the States of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, representing the wheat growers of their respective States; and

(iii) not more than 4 other members appointed by the Minister because of their special skills or expertise in relation to the marketing of wheat;

(b) all moneys standing to the credit of the Wheat Finance Fund should be paid to the Board as soon as practicable; and

(c) in determining the price per tonne for standard white wheat for human consumption in Australia, the Minister should, in addition to the matters stated in sub-clause 32 (2), be required to consider any extra costs to the wheat industry in handling, storage and caretaking of wheat provided to the flour milling industry''.

Debate continued.

Extension of time: Senator Peter Rae moved-That Senator Archer be granted an extension of time of 10 minutes.

Question-put and passed.

Debate continued.

Senator Archer addressing the Chair

And it being 10.30 p.m.-