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TAXATION LAWS AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 3) 1985
SOCIAL SECURITY (POVERTY TRAPS REDUCTION) BILL 1985
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY STAMP DUTY AMENDMENT BILL 1985
BANK ACCOUNT DEBITS TAX AMENDMENT BILL 1985
INCOME TAX (COMPANIES, CORPORATE UNIT TRUSTS AND SUPERANNUATION FUNDS) AMENDMENT BILL 1985
TAXATION LAWS AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 4) 1985

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

Debate resumed.

Notice of Motion: Senator Durack, by leave, gave a Notice of Motion, as follows: To move on the next day of sitting-That leave be given to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Family Law Act 1975 with respect to maintenance and the enforcement of decrees.

Debate continued.

Senator Peter Baume moved an amendment in relation to the Social Security (Poverty Traps Reduction) Bill 1985, viz: At end of motion, add "", but the Senate notes with concern that-

(a) the measures contained in the Bill will not take effect until November 1986; and

(b) in respect of 2 of the poverty traps, while the Bill increases the levels of income which may be earned without affecting social security benefits, it does not affect the existence of those poverty traps as such''.

Debate continued.

Senator Jessop addressing the Chair

And it being 2 p.m.-