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Thursday, 15 December 1983
Page: 3918


Senator ARCHER(5.53) —I move:

Page 14, clause 22, at end of clause, add the following new sub-clauses:

'(6) The Minister shall cause a copy of every report furnished to him by the Commission under sub-section (3) to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the report is received by him.

(7) Notwithstanding sub-section (6), if the Minister is of the opinion that a report furnished to him by the Commission under sub-section (3) contains a matter the disclosure of which would have a substantial adverse effect on the financial interests of the Commission, the Minister shall cause the report to be amended to exclude the matter, and shall cause to be laid before each House of the Parliament, within 15 sitting days of that House after the report is received by him, the report as amended, together with a statement that the report has been amended in accordance with this sub-section.'.

This amendment is identical to that which I moved in relation to the Australian Shipping Commission Amendment Bill. I move it with the same argument and, I guess, the same result.

Amendment negatived.