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CUSTOMS AND EXCISE LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 1985
CUSTOMS TARIFF AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 1985
CUSTOMS UNDERTAKING (PENALTIES) 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 first time.

Question-put and passed.

Bills read a first time.

The Minister for Finance (Senator Walsh) moved-That these Bills be now read a second time.

Cognate debate: The following Bills were, by leave, considered together with the above-mentioned Bills during the second reading debate:

Sales Tax (Exemptions and Classifications) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1985

Sales Tax Assessment Bill (No. 11) 1985

Sales Tax Bill (No. 11A) 1985

Sales Tax Bill (No. 11B) 1985

Debate ensued.

Question-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 considered.

Clauses 4, 6, 7, 12, 17 and 18 of the Customs and Excise Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1985 and clause 13 and schedule 8 of the Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1985, by leave, taken together and debated.

Question-That the clauses and the schedule stand as printed-put.

The Committee divided-

AYES, 37

Senators- Aulich Black Bolkus Button Childs Chipp Coates Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Devlin Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Grimes Jones McIntosh McKiernan Macklin Maguire Mason Morris Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sanders Sibraa Tate Vigor Walsh Zakharov

NOES, 33

Senators- Archer Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Bjelke-Petersen Brownhill Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Haines Hamer Harradine Hill Jessop Kilgariff (Teller) Lewis MacGibbon Messner Missen Parer Puplick Rae, Peter Reid Sheil Short Teague Townley Vanstone Walters Watson Withers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Clauses 4, 6, 7, 12, 17 and 18 of the Customs and Excise Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1985 and clause 13 and schedule 8 of the Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1985 agreed to accordingly.

Remainder of the Bills, by leave, taken as a whole, debated and agreed to.

Bills to be reported without amendment or requests.

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

On the motion of the Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce (Senator Button) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bills read a third time.