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CUSTOMS AND EXCISE LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1985

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce (Senator Button)-That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

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

Clauses 1 to 4, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Senator Jack Evans moved an amendment, viz: Page 2, after clause 4, insert the following new clause: Prohibited imports ''4A. The Principal Act is amended by adding after section 51 the following section: '52. (1) Goods, other than goods prescribed for the purpose of this section, the sale of which is prohibited in a foreign country, which is not a foreign country prescribed for the purpose of this section, by or under a law of that country which prohibits the sale of hazardous goods, are prohibited imports.

'(2) The regulations shall make provision for the certification of the status of goods under sub-section (1).'.''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the proposed new clause be inserted in the Bill-put and negatived.

Clauses 5 to 15, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 16 read- The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney) moved an amendment, viz: Page 8, proposed new sub-section 234AB (1), lines 9 to 19, leave out the sub-section, insert the following new sub-sections: ''(1) An officer may direct a person, including a passenger disembarking from, or embarking on, a ship or aircraft- (a) not to operate a camera, or use an appliance to record or transmit sound, at a place in relation to which a sign is displayed under sub-section 234AA (2); or

(b) not to operate a camera, or use an appliance to record or transmit sound, at a place (being a place that is part of a ship, of an aircraft or of a wharf) at a time when the personal baggage of passengers disembarking from, or embarking on, a ship or aircraft, is being examined, for the purposes of this Act, at or in the vicinity of that place.

'(1A) Where an officer gives to a person a direction under sub-section (1), the officer shall inform that person that failure to comply with that direction is an offence under this Act.

'(1B) A person shall not fail to comply with a direction given to that person by an officer in accordance with sub-section (1).

Penalty: $1,000.''.

Debate ensued.

And it being 6.30 p.m.: The Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Elstob), under Sessional Order, put the Question-That he do leave the Chair and report to the Senate.

Question-put and passed.

The President resumed the Chair; and Senator Elstob reported accordingly.