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Tuesday, 4 December 1973
Page: 4255


Mr O'KEEFE (Paterson) - I have an amendment which relates to clause 3 of the Bill, which states:

Section 131a of the Customs Act 1901-1971 is amended -

(a)   by inserting after the word " or " (last occurring) the words ", subject to sub-section (2),"; and ring) the words ", subject to sub-section (2) , "; and

(b)   by adding at the end thereof the following subsection: - "(2) Sub-section (1) does not exclude fish or other goods the produce of the sea from the control of the Customs where the importation into Australia of the fish or other goods, as the case may be, is prohibited, either absolutely or otherwise, by the regulations.".

I move:

Clause 3, page 2, paragraph (b), omit proposed sub-section (2), substitute the following sub-section:

(2)   Sub-section (1) does not exclude fish or other goods the produce of the sea specified in the Convention on International Trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora from the control of Customs where the importation into Australia of the fish or other good's, as the case may be, is prohibited, either absolutely or otherwise, by the regulations. The regulations shall specify those species of wild fauna and flora which are applicable to the provisions of the Convention on International Trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora'.

The amendment is self-explanatory. I hope that the Government will accept it. The matter was mentioned in the second reading stage.







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