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BOUNTY AND SUBSIDY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 1986

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

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

Bounty (Ship Repair) Bill 1986

Navigation Amendment Bill 1986

Subsidy (Cultivation Machines and Equipment) Bill 1986

Fertilisers Subsidy Bill 1986.

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), by leave, moved the following amendments together, viz:

Page 4, clause 11, lines 35 to 40, leave out all words after ""by omitting sub-section (11)''.

Page 5, clause 12, lines 3 to 8, leave out all words after ""by omitting sub-section (11)''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the amendments be agreed to-put.

The Committee divided-

AYES, 28

Senators- Archer Baume, Peter Boswell Brownhill Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Jessop Kilgariff Knowles Lewis MacGibbon Messner Newman Parer Puplick Reid Sheil (Teller) Short Townley Vanstone Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 38

Senators- Aulich Black Button Childs Coates Coleman Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Devlin Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Giles Grimes Haines Harradine McClelland McIntosh McKiernan Macklin Maguire Mason Morris Powell Ray Reynolds Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sanders Sibraa Siddons Tate Vigor Walsh Zakharov

Amendments negatived accordingly.

Senator Siddons, by leave, moved the following amendments together, viz:

Page 1, sub-clause 2 (2), lines 10 and 11, leave out the sub-clause.

Page 6, clause 15, lines 2 to 4, leave out the clause.

Pages 7 to 14, Schedule 1, leave out the Schedule.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the amendments be agreed to-put.

The Committee divided-

AYES, 8

Senators- Haines Harradine Macklin (Teller) Mason Powell Sanders Siddons Vigor

NOES, 49

Senators- Archer Aulich Black Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Childs Coates Coleman Colston Cook Cooney Crichton-Browne Crowley Devlin Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Giles Grimes Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Jessop Kilgariff Knowles MacGibbon McIntosh McKiernan Maguire Messner Morris Newman Parer Puplick Ray Reid Reynolds Robertson (Teller) Sheil Sibraa Tate Teague Townley Vanstone Walters Watson Withers Zakharov

Amendments negatived accordingly.

Senator Siddons, by leave, moved the following amendments together, viz:

Page 1, sub-clause 2 (1), line 8, after ""and sections'', insert ""16a, 16b, 16c,''.

Page 2, clause 5, lines 10 and 11, leave out ""amended by inserting after sub-section (3b) the following sub-sections'', insert the following word and paragraphs:

""amended-

(a) by inserting after sub-section (2) the following sub-sections:

"(2a) Bounty is not payable to a shipbuilder, being a body corporate, unless, within 12 months after the commencement of this sub-section, the shipbuilder establishes an employee share ownership scheme.

"(2b) In sub-section (2a), ""employee share ownership scheme'' means a scheme in accordance with the regulations under which not less than 8% of the share capital of the body corporate is made available for employee share ownership.'; and

(b) by inserting after sub-section (3b) the following sub-sections:''.

Page 6, after new clause 16a, insert the following new clause:

Amendments relating to employee share ownership schemes, &c.

""16b. The Acts specified in Schedule 4 are amended as set out in that Schedule.''.

Page 45, after Schedule 3, add the following new Schedule:

SCHEDULE 4

Section 16b

AMENDMENTS RELATING TO EMPLOYEE SHARE OWNERSHIP SCHEMES, &c.

Bounty (Agricultural Tractors and Equipment) Act 1985

After sub-section 11 (2)-

Insert the following sub-sections:

""(2a) Bounty is not payable to a manufacturer, being a body corporate, unless, within 12 months after the commencement of this sub-section, the manufacturer establishes an employee share ownership scheme.

""(2b) In sub-section (2a), "employee share ownership scheme' means a scheme in accordance with the regulations under which not less than 8% of the share capital of the body corporate is made available for employee share ownership.''.

Bounty (Bed Sheeting) Act 1977

After sub-section 5 (2)-

Insert the following sub-sections:

""(2a) Bounty is not payable to a manufacturer, being a body corporate, unless, within 12 months after the commencement of this sub-section, the manufacturer establishes an employee share ownership scheme.

""(2b) In sub-section (2a), "employee share ownership scheme' means a scheme in accordance with the regulations under which not less than 8% of the share capital of the body corporate is made available for employee share ownership.''.

Bounty (Berry Fruits) Act 1982

After sub-section 5 (2)-

Insert the following sub-sections:

""(2a) Bounty is not payable to a producer, being a body corporate, unless, within 12 months after the commencement of this sub-section, the producer establishes an employee share ownership scheme.

""(2b) In sub-section (2a), "employee share ownership scheme' means a scheme in accordance with the regulations under which not less than 8% of the share capital of the body corporate is made available for employee share ownership.''.

Bounty (Books) Act 1969

Section 7-

Add at the end the following sub-sections:

""(4) Bounty is not payable to a person who contributed to the production of a book, being a body corporate, unless, within 12 months after the commencement of this sub-section, the person establishes an employee share ownership scheme.

""(5) In sub-section (4), "employee share ownership scheme' means a scheme in accordance with the regulations under which not less than 8% of the share capital of the body corporate is made available for employee share ownership.''.

Bounty (Commercial Motor Vehicles) Act 1978

After sub-section 7 (2)-

Insert the following sub-sections:

""(2a) Bounty is not payable to an assembler, being a body corporate, unless, within 12 months after the commencement of this sub-section, the assembler establishes an employee share ownership scheme.

""(2b) In sub-section (2a), "employee share ownership scheme' means a scheme in accordance with the regulations under which not less than 8% of the share capital of the body corporate is made available for employee share ownership.''.

Bounty (Computers) Act 1984

After sub-section 9 (2)-

Insert the following sub-sections:

""(2a) Bounty is not payable to a manufacturer, being a body corporate, unless, within 12 months after the commencement of this sub-section, the manufacturer establishes an employee share ownership scheme.

""(2b) In sub-section (2a), "employee share ownership scheme' means a scheme in accordance with the regulations under which not less than 8% of the share capital of the body corporate is made available for employee share ownership.''.

Bounty (High Alloy Steel Products) Act 1983

After sub-section 7 (2)-

Insert the following sub-sections:

""(2a) Bounty is not payable to a producer, being a body corporate, unless, within 12 months after the commencement of this sub-section, the producer establishes an employee share ownership scheme.

""(2b) In sub-section (2a), "employee share ownership scheme' means a scheme in accordance with the regulations under which not less than 8% of the share capital of the body corporate is made available for employee share ownership.''.

Bounty (Injection-moulding Equipment) Act 1979

After sub-section 7 (2)-

Insert the following sub-sections:

""(2a) Bounty is not payable to a manufacturer, being a body corporate, unless, within 12 months after the commencement of this sub-section, the manufacturer establishes an employee share ownership scheme.

""(2b) In sub-section (2a), "employee share ownership scheme' means a scheme in accordance with the regulations under which not less than 8% of the share capital of the body corporate is made available for employee share ownership.''.

Bounty (Metal Working Machines and Robots) Act 1985

After sub-section 16 (3)-

Insert the following sub-sections:

""(3a) Bounty is not payable to a manufacturer or modifier, being a body corporate, unless, within 12 months after the commencement of this sub-section, the manufacturer or modifier establishes an employee share ownership scheme.

""(3b) In sub-section (3a), "employee share ownership scheme' means a scheme in accordance with the regulations under which not less than 8% of the share capital of the body corporate is made available for employee share ownership.''.

Bounty (Paper) Act 1979

After sub-section 6 (2)-

Insert the following sub-sections:

""(2a) Bounty is not payable to a manufacturer, being a body corporate, unless, within 12 months after the commencement of this sub-section, the manufacturer establishes an employee share ownership scheme.

""(2b) In sub-section (2a), "employee share ownership scheme' means a scheme in accordance with the regulations under which not less than 8% of the share capital of the body corporate is made available for employee share ownership.''.

Bounty (Printed Fabrics) Act 1981

After sub-section 5 (3)-

Insert the following sub-sections:

""(3a) Bounty is not payable to a producer, being a body corporate, unless, within 12 months after the commencement of this sub-section, the producer establishes an employee share ownership scheme.

""(3b) In sub-section (3a), "employee share ownership scheme' means a scheme in accordance with the regulations under which not less than 8% of the share capital of the body corporate is made available for employee share ownership.''.

Bounty (Steel Mill Products) Act 1983

After sub-section 8 (2)-

Insert the following sub-sections:

""(2a) Bounty is not payable to a producer, being a body corporate, unless, within 12 months after the commencement of this sub-section, the producer establishes an employee share ownership scheme.

""(2b) In sub-section (2a), "employee share ownership scheme' means a scheme in accordance with the regulations under which not less than 8% of the share capital of the body corporate is made available for employee share ownership.''.

Bounty (Textile Yarns) Act 1981

After sub-section 5 (4)-

Insert the following sub-sections:

""(4a) Bounty is not payable to a producer, being a body corporate, unless, within 12 months after the commencement of this sub-section, the producer establishes an employee share ownership scheme.

""(4b) In sub-section (4a), "employee share ownership scheme' means a scheme in accordance with the regulations under which not less than 8% of the share capital of the body corporate is made available for employee share ownership.''.

Subsidy (Grain Harvesters and Equipment) Act 1985

After sub-section 10 (2)-

Insert the following sub-sections:

""(2a) Bounty is not payable to a manufacturer, being a body corporate, unless, within 12 months after the commencement of this sub-section, the manufacturer establishes an employee share ownership scheme.

""(2b) In sub-section (2a), "employee share ownership scheme' means a scheme in accordance with the regulations under which not less than 8% of the share capital of the body corporate is made available for employee share ownership.''.

After sub-section 11 (2)-

Insert the following sub-sections:

""(2a) Bounty is not payable to an importer, being a body corporate, unless, within 12 months after the commencement of this sub-section, the importer establishes an employee share ownership scheme.

""(2b) In sub-section (2a), "employee share ownership scheme' means a scheme in accordance with the regulations under which not less than 8% of the share capital of the body corporate is made available for employee share ownership.''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the amendments be agreed to-put.

The Committee divided-

AYES, 7

Senators- Haines Macklin (Teller) Mason Powell Sanders Siddons Vigor

NOES, 51

Senators- Archer Aulich Baume, Peter Black Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Childs Coates Coleman Collard Cook Cooney Crichton-Browne Crowley Devlin Durack Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Giles Grimes Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Jessop Kilgariff Knowles Lewis MacGibbon McIntosh McKiernan Maguire Messner Morris Newman Parer Puplick Reid Reynolds Robertson (Teller) Sheil Sibraa Tate Teague Townley Vanstone Walters Watson Withers Zakharov

Amendments negatived accordingly.

Senator Siddons, by leave, moved the following amendments together, viz:

Page 1, sub-clause 2 (1), line 8, after ""and sections'', insert ""16a, 16b, 16c,''.

Page 2, clause 5, after proposed sub-section (3bb), add the following new sub-section:

"" "(3bc) Bounty is not payable in respect of the construction of a bountiable vessel unless the vessel has an Australian content determined in accordance with the regulations of not less than 25%.'.''.

Page 6, after clause 16, insert the following new clause:

Amendments relating to Australian content, &c.

""16a. The Acts specified in Schedule 3 are amended as set out in that Schedule.''.

Page 45, after Schedule 2, add the following new Schedule:

SCHEDULE 3

Section 16a

AMENDMENTS RELATING TO AUSTRALIAN CONTENT, &c.

Bounty (Agricultural Tractors and Equipment) Act 1985

After paragraph 11 (3) (c)-

Insert the following paragraph:

""(ca) the equipment has an Australian content determined in accordance with the regulations of not less than 25%;''.

Bounty (Bed Sheeting) Act 1977

After paragraph 5 (3) (a)-

Insert the following paragraph:

""(aa) the bed sheeting has an Australian content determined in accordance with the regulations of not less than 25%;''.

Bounty (Books) Act 1969

Section 5-

Add at the end the following sub-section:

""(2) Bounty is not payable in respect of a book unless the book has an Australian content determined in accordance with the regulations of not less than 25%.''.

Bounty (Computers) Act 1984

Section 9-

Add at the end the following sub-section:

""(8) Bounty is not payable in respect of any bountiable equipment unless the bountiable equipment has an Australian content determined in accordance with the regulations of not less than 25%.''.

Bounty (High Alloy Steel Products) Act 1983

After paragraph 7 (3) (a)-

Insert the following paragraph:

""(aa) the bountiable product has an Australian content determined in accordance with the regulations of not less than 25%;''.

Bounty (Injection-moulding Equipment) Act 1979

Paragraph 7 (3) (b)-

Omit ""and''.

After paragraph 7 (3) (b)-

Insert the following paragraph:

""(ba) the equipment has an Australian content determined in accordance with the regulations of not less than 25%; and''.

Bounty (Metal Working Machines and Robots) Act 1985

Paragraph 16 (4) (c)-

Omit ""and''.

After paragraph 16 (4) (c)-

Insert the following paragraph:

""(ca) the equipment has an Australian content determined in accordance with the regulations of not less than 25%; and''.

Bounty (Paper) Act 1979

Paragraph 6 (3) (a)-

Omit ""and''.

After paragraph 6 (3) (a)-

Insert the following paragraph:

""(aa) the bountiable paper has an Australian content determined in accordance with the regulations of not less than 25%; and''.

Bounty (Printed Fabrics) Act 1981

Paragraph 5 (4) (b)-

Omit ""and''.

After paragraph 5 (4) (b)-

Insert the following paragraph:

""(ba) the fabric has an Australian content determined in accordance with the regulations of not less than 25%; and''.

Bounty (Steel Mill Products) Act 1983

After paragraph 8 (3) (a)-

Insert the following paragraph:

""(aa) the bountiable product has an Australian content determined in accordance with the regulations of not less than 25%;''.

Bounty (Textile Yarns) Act 1981

Paragraph 5 (5) (b)-

Omit ""and''.

After paragraph 5 (5) (b)-

Insert the following paragraph:

""(ba) the yarn has an Australian content determined in accordance with the regulations of not less than 25%; and''.

Subsidy (Grain Harvesters and Equipment) Act 1985

Paragraph 10 (3) (c)-

Omit ""and''.

After paragraph 10 (3) (c)-

Insert the following paragraph:

""(ca) the equipment has an Australian content determined in accordance with the regulations of not less than 25%; and''.

Question-That the amendments be agreed to-put and negatived.

Senator Siddons, by leave, moved the following amendments together, viz:

Page 1, sub-clause 2 (1), line 8, after ""and sections'', insert ""16a, 16b, 16c,''.

Page 5, after clause 13, insert the following new clause:

Applications for review

""13a. Section 20 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from paragraph (1) (k) "(other than such a decision made under sub-section 10 (11))'.''.

Page 6, after new clause 16b, insert the following new clause:

Amendment relating to review of applications, &c.

""16c. The Acts specified in Schedule 5 are amended as set out in that Schedule.''.

Page 45, after Schedule 4, add the following new Schedule:

SCHEDULE 5

Section 16c

AMENDMENTS RELATING TO REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS, &c.

Bounty (Agricultural Tractors and Equipment) Act 1985

Paragraph 35 (1) (m)-

Omit ""(other than a decision made under sub-section 23 (9))''.

Bounty (Bed Sheeting) Act 1977

Paragraph 21 (c)-

Omit "", not being a refusal by virtue of sub-section 11 (5)''.

Bounty (Commercial Motor Vehicles) Act 1978

Paragraph 22 (t)-

Omit ""(other than a decision made under sub-section 14n (8))''.

Bounty (Computers) Act 1984

Paragraph 32 (1) (m)-

Omit ""but not including a refusal under sub-section 20 (8)''.

Bounty (High Alloy Steel Products) Act 1983

Paragraph 23 (1) (c)-

Omit "", not being a refusal by virtue of sub-section 12 (5)''.

Bounty (Injection-moulding Equipment) Act 1979

Paragraph 22 (1) (u)-

Omit ""but not including a refusal under sub-section 14t (8)''.

Bounty (Metal Working Machines and Robots) Act 1985

Paragraph 40 (1) (m)-

Omit ""(other than a decision made under sub-section 28 (9))''.

Bounty (Paper) Act 1979

Paragraph 22 (c)-

Omit "", not being a refusal by virtue of sub-section 12 (5)''.

Bounty (Steel Mill Products) Act 1983

Paragraph 24 (1) (c)-

Omit "", not being a refusal by virtue of sub-section 13 (5)''.

Subsidy (Grain Harvesters and Equipment) Act 1985

Paragraph 35 (1) (k)-

Omit ""(other than a decision made under sub-section 23 (9))''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the amendments be agreed to-put and negatived.

Bill agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

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

On the motion of the Minister for Community Services (Senator Grimes) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.