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Government Business

Orders of the Day

Marriage Amendment Bill 2002

In committee ( 19 September 2002 ).

Proceeds of Crime Bill 2002

Proceeds of Crime (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2002

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer (Senator Coonan)—That these bills be now read a second time.

And on the amendment moved by Senator Ludwig in respect of the Proceeds of Crime Bill 2002 —At the end of the motion, add:

“but the Senate:

(a) notes that the courts have recently affirmed the principle that a drug dealer may be allowed a tax deduction where the proceeds from illegal drug dealing are stolen;

(b) further notes that this treatment effectively frees from tax the proceeds of illegal drug dealing;

(c) confirms that this grave matter was brought to the attention of the Parliament more than 2 years ago by Labor;

(d) condemns the Treasurer for his inaction in attacking drug dealing by allowing this anomaly to stand for years; and

(e) calls on the Government to amend the taxation law to ensure criminals and drug dealers are no longer able to claim a tax deduction where the proceeds of drug deals are stolen” ( Senator Harris, in continuation, 19 September 2002 ).

Workplace Relations Amendment (Genuine Bargaining) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer, Senator Coonan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 20 August 2002 ).

Workplace Relations Amendment (Secret Ballots for Protected Action) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Crossin, 24 June 2002 ).

Criminal Code Amendment (Espionage and Related Matters) Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 16 September 2002 ).

Torres Strait Fisheries Amendment Bill 2002—( Senate bill )— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 19 June 2002 ).

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ludwig, 19 June 2002 ).

Space Activities Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Minister for Forestry and Conservation (Senator Ian Macdonald), 29 August 2002 ).

Plant Breeder’s Rights Amendment Bill 2002—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Health and Ageing, Senator Patterson )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Minister for Forestry and Conservation (Senator Ian Macdonald), 29 August 2002 ).

10  Research Agencies Legislation Amendment Bill 2002— ( Minister for Health and Ageing, Senator Patterson )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 19 August 2002 ).

11  Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ludwig, 19 June 2002 ).

12  Superannuation Legislation (Commonwealth Employment) Repeal and Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ludwig, 19 June 2002 ).

13  Trade Practices Amendment (Liability for Recreational Services) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Alston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 28 August 2002 ).

14  Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Further Simplification of International Payments) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Forestry and Conservation, Senator Ian Macdonald )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 13 March 2002 ).

15  Budget statement and documents 2002-03

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Finance and Administration (Senator Minchin)—That the Senate take note of the statement and documents ( adjourned, Special Minister of State (Senator Abetz), 16 May 2002 ).