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BOUNTY (SHIPS) 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

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney) moved an amendment, viz: Page 8, after clause 7, insert the following new clause: ''7A. Section 6 of the Principal Act is amended by adding after sub-section (5) the following sub-section: '(6) Bounty is not payable in respect of the construction or modification of a vessel where that construction or modification is completed after 30 June 1987.'.''.

Debate ensued.

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

Bill agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

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

On the motion of Senator Button the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.