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Wednesday, 11 December 1974
Page: 3446


Senator MURPHY (New South WalesLeader of the Government in the Senate) - I ask for leave to incorporate in Hansard a paper summarising the Government's legislation program for the 29th Parliament.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT-Is leave granted? There being no objection, leave is granted. (The document read as follows)- 29th PARLIAMENT 1974 GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION PROGRAM

This statement brings up to date the paper summarising the Government Legislation Program for the 29th Parliament which was incorporated in Hansard by the Prime Minister on 5 December 1 974.

Canberra Water Supply (Googong Dam) Bill 1974

Customs Bill 1974

Evidence Bill 1974

Excise Bill 1974

Extradition (Foreign States) Bill 1974

Financial Corporations Bill 1 974

Glebe Lands Appropriation Bill 1 974

Income Tax Assessment Bill 1974

Income Tax (Dividend and Interest Withholding Tax) Bill 1974

International Monetary Agreements Bill 1974

Marginal Dairy Farms Agreements Bill 1974

National Health Bill 1974

Northern Territory (Administration) Bill 1 974

Parliamentary Papers Bill 1 974

Parliamentary Proceedings (Broadcasting) Bill 1974

Prices Justification Bill 1974

Public Works Committee Bill 1974

Repatriation Bill (No. 2) 1974

Seamens War Pensions and Allowances Bill ( No. 2 ) 1 974

Social Services Bill ( No. 2 ) 1 974

States Grants ( Urban Public Transport) Bill 1 974

Statute Law Revision Bill 1974

Stevedoring Industry (Temporary Provisions) Bill 1 974

Trade Practices Bill 1974

Transport Planning and Research Bill 1 974

Urban Public Transport (Research and Planning) Bill 1974

Budget Sittings 1974

Aboriginal Land Fund Bill 1974

Aboriginal Loans Commission Bill 1974

Adelaide to Crystal Brook Railway Bill 1974

Aged or Disabled Persons Homes Bill 1 974

Aged Persons Hostels Bill 1974

Airline Equipment ( Loan Guarante ) Bill 1 974

Air Navigation Bill 1974

Air Navigation (Charges) Bill 1974

Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 1974-1975

Appropriation Bill ( No. 2 ) 1 974- 1 975

Appropriation ( Urban Public Transport) Bill 1 974

Arbitration (Foreign Awards and Agreements) Bill 1 974

Asian Development Fund Bill 1 974

Australian Development Assistance Agency Bill 1974

Australian Shipping Commission Bill 1 974

Australian Tourist Commission Bil) 1 974

Banking Bill 1974

Banks (Housing Loans) Bill 1974

Broadcasting and Television Bill 1974

Commonwealth Banks Bill 1974

Conciliation and Arbitration (Organisations) Bill 1974

Companies ( Foreign Takeovers) Bill 1974

Compensation (Australian Government Employees) Bill 1974

Customs Bill (No. 2) 1974

Customs TariffBill 1974

Customs Tariff Bill (No. 2) 1974

Customs TariffValidation Bill (No. 2) 1974

Customs Tariff Validation Bill (No. 3 ) 1 974

Dairy Adjustment Bill 1974

Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits (Pensions Increases) Bill 1974

Defence Service Homes Bill 1 974

Delivered Meals Subsidy Bill 1974

Election Candidates (Public Service and Defence Force) Bill 1974

Environment Protection (Impact of Proposals) Bill 1974

Estate Duty Assessment Bill 1974

Excise TariffBill 1974

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Bill 1 974

Export Market Development Grants Bill 1 974

Handicapped Persons Assistance Bill 1 974

 

Notes

The number of separate Bills has been kept to a minimum by combining related matters which might otherwise have been the subject of separate Bills, e.g. combining amendments to the same Act and incorporating in the primary Bill consequential amendments to other existing Acts.

Bills Passed Both Houses include 7 Bills amended by Senate, not by Government initiative, and Bill (as amended or otherwise) subsequently being passed by Both Houses.

Bills Rejected, Laid Aside or Deferred include six Bills subsequently passed by Joint Sitting.

Appendices

1.   Bills Passed Both Houses.

2.   Bills Rejected, Laid Aside or Deferred.

3.   Other Bills Introduced, Debate Not Concluded.

Appendix 1 29th PARLIAMENT 1974 GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION PROGRAM

Proposed Laws Affirmed at Joint Sitting on 6 and 7 August 1974

Commonwealth Electoral Act (No. 2) 1 973

Senate (Representation of Territories) Act 1 973

Representation Act 1973

Health Insurance Commission Act 1973

Health Insurance Act 1973

Petroleum and Minerals Authority Act 1973

Bills Passed Both Houses

July-August Sittings 1974

Homeless Persons Assistance Bill 1974

Housing Agreement Bill 1974

Income Tax Bill 1974

Income Tax Assessment Bill (No. 2) 1974

Income Tax (Bearer Debentures) Bill 1 974

Income Tax (International Agreements) Bill 1974

Judges Pensions Bill 1974

International Development Association (Further Payments) Bill 1974

Julius Dam Agreement Bill 1 974

King Island Shipping Service Agreement Bill 1974

Liquefied Gas (Road Vehicle Use) Tax Bill Bill 1 974

Liquefied Gas (Road Vehicle Use) Tax Collection Bill 1974

Livestock Slaughter Levy Bill 1974

Livestock Slaughter Levy Collection Bill 1 974

Loan Bill 1974

Loans (Australian Industry Development Corporation) Bill 1974

Loans (Australian National Airlines Commission) Bill 1974

Loans (Qantas Airways Limited) Bill 1974

Local Government Grants Bill 1 974

National Roads Bill 1974

Nitrogenous Fertilizers Subsidy Bill 1974

Nursing Homes Assistance Bill 1974

Papua New Guinea Bill 1 974

Papua New Guinea Bill (No. 2) 1974

Papua New Guinea Loan (International Bank) Bill 1974

Papua New Guinea Loans Guarantee Bill 1 974

Payroll Tax (Territories) Bill 1974

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Bill 1974

Post and Telegraph Bill 1 974

Post and Telegraph Rates Bill 1974

Queensland Grant (Bundaberg Irrigation Works) Bill 1974

Queensland Grant (Clare Weir) Bill 1974

Queensland Grant (Proserpine Flood Mitigation) Bill 1974

Queensland Grant (Ross River Dam) Bill 1974

Roads Grants Bill 1974

Remuneration Tribunals Bill 1 974

Repatriation Acts Amendment Bill 1974

River Murray Waters Bill 1974

Seamen's Compensation Bill 1974

Service and Executive of Process Bill 1974

Sewerage Agreements Bill 1974

Social Services Bill (No. 3) 1974

States Grants Bill 1974

States Grants (Aboriginal Assistance) Bill 1 974

States Grants (Advanced Education) Bill 1 974

States Grants (Beef Cattle Roads) Bill 1974

States Grants (Capital Assistance) Bill 1974

States Grants ( Dwellings for Pensioners) Bill 1 974

States Grants (Fruitgrowing Reconstruction) Bill 1974

States Grants (Housing Assistance) Bill 1 974

States Grants (Nature Conservation) Bill 1974

States Grants (Schools) Bill 1974

States Grants (Soil Conservation) Bill 1 974

States Grants (Special Assistance) Bill 1 974

States Grants (Technical and Further Education) Bill 1974

States Grants (Universities) Bill 1 974

States Grants ( Universities ) Bill ( No. 2 ) 1 974

States Grants (Water Resources Assessment) Bill 1974

Structural Adjustment (Loan Guarantees) Bill 1974

Tarcoola to Alice Springs Railway Bill 1 974

Taxation Administration Bill 1974

Urban and Regional Development (Financial Assistance) Bill 1974

Universities Commission Bill 1974

Wheat Industry Stabilisation Bill 1 974

Wheat Products Export Adjustment Bill 1 974

Wheat Export Charge Bill 1 974

Wool Industry Bill 1974

Wool Industry Bill (No. 2) 1974

Wool Marketing (Loan ) Bill 1 974

Wool Marketing (Loan) Bill (No. 2) 1974

Wool Tax Bill (No. 1) 1974

Wool Tax Bill (No. 2) 1974

Wool Tax Bill ( No. 3)1974

Wool Tax Bill (No. 4) 1974

Wool Tax Bill (No. 5) 1974

Appendix 2 29th PARLIAMENT 1974 GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION PROGRAM

Bills Rejected, Laid Aside or Deferred by the Senate (Against Government wish)

Double Dissolution Bills Rejected (Subsequently Affirmed at Joint Sitting)

Commonwealth Electoral Bill (No. 2) 1973

Senate ( Representation ofTerritories) Bill 1 973

Representation Bill 1973

Health Insurance Commission Bill 1 973

Health Insurance Bill 1973

Petroleum and Minerals Authority Bill 1973

Other Bills (Minerals (Submerged Lands) Bill 1974 (Minerals (Submerged Lands) (Royalties) Bill 1974 -Second reading negatived 24 July 1 974 (Post and Telegraph Bill 1 974 (Post and Telegraph Rates Bill 1974 -Deferred 30 July 1974. . . until the Government introduces its Budget . . . subsequently replaced by new Budget Bills (National Health Bill 1974 ( Health Insurance Levy Assessment Bill 1 974 (Health Insurance Levy Bill 1974 (Income Tax (International Agreements) Bill 1974 -Second reading negatived 1 August 1974 (Australian Industry Development Corporation Bill 1974 (National Investment Fund Bill 1974 -Second reading negatived 13 August 1974

Conciliation and Arbitration Bill 1974 -Motion, that Bill be made an order of the day for the next day of sitting, negatived 15 August 1974; debate resumed and second reading negatived 24 September 1974

Conciliation and Arbitration Bill (No. 2) 1974 -Deferred 1 5 August until first sitting day after1 September 1974; debate resumed and second reading negatived 24 September 1974.

Electoral Laws Amendment Bill 1974 -Second Reading negatived 28 November 1974 ( Broadcasting and Television Bill (No. 2 ) 1 974 ( Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Bill 1 974 (Television Stations Licence Fees Bill 1974 -Second Reading negatived 3 December 1974

Northern Territory (Stabilization of Land Prices) Bill 1974 -Motion for Second Reading amended on 10 December by inserting '. . . the Senate opposes this Bill and is of the opinion that . . . it should be referred to the Legislative Assembly for the Northern Territory . . . ( Health Insurance Levy Assessment Bill 1 974 [No. 2] (Health Insurance Levy Bill 1974 [No. 2] (Income Tax (International Agreements) Bill 1974 [No. 3] -Second Reading negatived 1 1 December 1974

Appendix 3 29th PARLIAMENT 1974 GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION PROGRAM

Other Bills Introduced, Debate not concluded

Before the House of Representatives

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Discriminatory Laws) Bill 1974 -Passed by Senate with amendments yet to be considered by House of Representatives.

Australian Council Bill 1974

Electoral Bill 1974

Family Law Bill 1974 -Passed by Senate; further consideration by House of Representatives deferred until 1975.

Industries Assistance Commission Bill 1974

National Health Bill (No. 2) 1974 -Returned from Senate with amendments

National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Bill 1 974 -Awaiting consideration by House of Representatives of Senate amendments

Remuneration and Allowances Bill 1 974 -Not to proceed

Before the Senate

Australian Film Commission Bill 1974 -Passed by both Houses but amendments made by House of Representatives disagreed to by Senate, which has referred to Committee to draw up reasons for advice to House of Representatives

Australian Housing Corporation Bill 1 974

Book Bounty Bill 1974

Corporations and Securities Industry Bill 1 974 -yet to be considered by House of Representatives National Compensation Bill 1974 -report on Clauses by Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs due 30 April 1 975

Racial Discrimination Bill 1974 [No. 2] -yet to be considered by House of Representatives

Refrigeration Compressors Bounty Bill 1 974

Stevedoring Industry Bill 1974

Superior Court of Australia Bill 1 974

Public Service Acts Amendment Bill 1974 -Passed by both Houses but amendments made by House of Representatives disagreed to by the Senate, which has referred to Committee to draw up reasons for advice to House of Representatives.

Appendix 4a 29th PARLIAMENT 1974

Bills Amended by the Senate (not by Government Initiative)

Financial Corporations Bill 1 974

National Health Bill 1974

Trade Practices Bill 1974

Roads Grants Bill 1974

National Roads Bill 1974

Australian Film Commission Bill 1974

Aged Persons Hostels Bill 1974

Public Service Acts Amendment Bill 1 974

Wool Industry Bill (No. 2) 1974

National Health Bill (No. 2) 1974

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Discriminatory Laws) Bill 1974

National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Bill 1 974

Note- Nature of amendments and action taken are outlined in Appendix 4B

Appendix 4b 29th PARLIAMENT 1974 GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION PROGRAM

Action on Bills Amended by the Senate

Financial Corporations Bill 1974 -Four amendments on 31 July-1 August to include as an objective of the Bill ensuring an adequate level of finance available for housing and relating to Reserve Bank powers; agreed to by the House on 2 August.

National Health Bill 1974 -Two amendments on 1 August to provide for direct appeal to a Supreme Court against the Ministers decision and to remove provision for an injunction; agreed to by the House on 2 August.

Trade Practices Bill 1974 -Numerous amendments on 14-15 August, including qualifications and financial interests of members of the Commission, prohibiting giving effect to contracts only to the extent they are in restraint of trade, defining substantial control of a market, excluding dealings between related bodies corporate, exempting acquisition of assets in the ordinary course of business, requiring that the Court be satisfied that a person is involved in contravention before imposing a penalty, imposing a time limit for proceedings, and excusing a person from liability where he has acted honestly and reasonably in the circumstances; agreed to by the House on 23 August.

Roads Grants Bill 1974 -Two amendments on 16 August, disagreed to by the House on 23 August; Senate did not insist on its amendments and agreed on 17 September to alternative amendments made by the House; limiting Minister's powers to require States to submit work programs and to require repayment of funds if States do work not in accordance with an approved program to urban arterial roads only; -Several amendments on 16 August to delete involvement of other Ministers and to allow for revocation of an approval only with the agreement of a State: agreed to by the House on 23 August.

National Roads Bill 1974 -Amendments on 16 August to require the Minister to enter into an agreement with a State before he may declare an export road or major commercial road; disagreed to by the House on 23 August, and not insisted on by Senate on 1 7 September: -Two amendments on 1 6 August to delete involvement of the Minister for Urban and Regional Development or his officers; agreed to by the House on 23 August.

Australian Film Commission Bill 1974 -Bill, introduced into the Senate, amended extensively on 23 and 24 October affecting the power of the Minister to give general directions to the Commission, deleting a requirement for exhibitors of films to exhibit some proportion of Australian short films and deleting a provision that full-time members of the Commission not have any direct or indirect pecuniary interests on the film industry; Bill amended by the House of Representatives on 20 November and disagreed to by the Senate on 3 December.

Aged Persons Hostels Bill 1 974 -Amendments on 28 November extending to five years the three year program; disagreed to by the House of Representatives on 2 December and not insisted on by the Senate on 3 December.

Public Service Acts Amendment Bill 1 974 -Bill, introduced in the Senate, amended on 3 December to insert new Pan of a new Schedules restoring the Oath or Affirmiation of Allegiance into the Public Service Act; further amended by the House of Representatives on 5 December; and disagreed to by Senate on 11 December; to be further considered by House of Representatives.

Wool Industry Bill (No. 2) 1974 -Amendments on S December deleting powers of direction to the Australian Wool Corporation by the Minister, reducing the proposed membership of the Corporation and removing the Corporation's powers to obtain wool for aid programs and to process wool; disagreed to by the House of Representatives on 4 December; and not insisted on by Senate on 1 1 December.

National Health Bill (No. 2) 1974 -Amendments on S December deleting Ministerial powers in respect of transfer of funds by medical and hospital benefits organisations, omitting a new subsection relating to the conduct of medical and hospital benefits funds, directions to them by the Minister, examination of their records and the requisition of such funds; the deletion of a new Pan covering the conduct and supervision of the affairs of registered organisations and the deletion of a provision to extend full pharmaceutical benefits to friendly society dispensaries in Queensland and South Australia; awaiting consideration by the House of Representatives.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Discriminatory Laws) Bill 1974 -Bill, introduced in the Senate, amended on 10 December by deleting provisions which would have made it unnecessary for an Aboriginal or Islander to obtain a permit to enter and be on a Queensland Reserve and which would have prevented an Aboriginal or Islander from being removed from a Reserve if his conduct was not unreasonable; awaiting consideration by House of Representatives.

National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Bill 1974 -Amended on 11 December to prevent acquisition of land reserved under a law of a State without the consent of the State, removing provision for ministerial approval of mining operations carried on in a park or reserve, providing that a concurrent State law is not limited, removing provision for international agreements relating to the protection or conservation of wildlife, and limiting the regulation of trade and commerce in connection with wildlife; awaiting consideration by the House of Representatives.







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