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AUSTRALIAN MEAT AND LIVE-STOCK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION BILL 1985 AUSTRALIAN MEAT AND LIVE-STOCK LEGISLATION (CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS) BILL 1985LIVE-STOCK SLAUGHTER LEVY AMENDMENT BILL 1985LIVE-STOCK EXPORT CHARGE AMENDMENT BILL 1985

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Community Services (Senator Grimes)-That these Bills be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Senator Archer moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion, add '', but, in relation to the Australian Meat and Live-stock Research and Development Corporation Bill 1985, the Senate is of the opinion that factors such as heavily increased export inspection charges are adversely affecting competitiveness on vital export markets''.

Debate continued.

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

Question-That these Bills be now read a second time-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 and agreed to.

Bills to be reported without amendment or requests.

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

On the motion of the Minister for Finance (Senator Walsh) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bills read a third time.