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TEXTILE, CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR STRATEGIC INVESTMENT PROGRAM AMENDMENT (BUILDING INNOVATIVE CAPABILITY) BILL 2009

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water (Senator Wong)—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

The Senate resolved itself into committee for the consideration of the bill.


In the committee

Bill taken as a whole by leave.

On the motion of Senator Colbeck the following amendments, taken together by leave, were debated and agreed to:

 Schedule 1, item 32, page 9 (after line 33), after section 37ZM, insert:

  

37ZMA Consultation

   Before formulating the Clothing and Household Textile (BIC) scheme, the Minister must consult with industry about the products that are to be taken, under the scheme, to be eligible clothing and household textile products.

 Schedule 1, item 32, page 10 (after line 20), after section 37ZQ, insert:

  

37ZQA Commitment to Australian operations

   It is a policy objective for the Clothing and Household Textile (BIC) scheme that entities that wish to obtain innovation grants under the scheme must be required to demonstrate a commitment to Australian-based manufacturing or Australian-based design for manufacture in Australia activities.

    

37ZQB Household textile products—manufacture using in-house fabrics

   It is a policy objective for the Clothing and Household Textile (BIC) scheme that, for an activity of an entity that consists of the manufacture of household textile products to be taken to be an eligible clothing and household textile activity, such activity must result directly and predominantly in the manufacture of such products using fabric manufactured by the entity (in addition to complying with any other applicable requirements of scheme).

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with amendments.

The Acting Deputy President (Senator Moore) resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion (Senator Stephens) the report from the committee was adopted and the bill read a third time.