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Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Page: 6918


Mr LITTLEPROUD (MaranoaMinister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management) (10:55): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

The Export Charges (Imposition—Excise) Amendment Bill 2019 is the second of three bills which will amend the current charging legislation relating to export, as part of the Export Control Bill 2019 package.

This bill will amend the Export Charges (Imposition—Excise) Act 2015, which deals with charges that are considered a duty of excise within the meaning of section 55 of the Constitution.

This bill will continue to provide that these charges will be set out in regulations and will reflect the Commonwealth's likely costs in regulating exports.

Together, the three charging bills will ensure that charges for export activities continue to be supported by legislation and that these charges reflect the Commonwealth's likely costs relating to the administration of Australia's export control system. I commend the bill to the House.

Debate adjourned.