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Monday, 16 September 1985
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RURAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH BILL 1985

The Bill.

Amendments (by Senator Walsh)-by leave-agreed to:

(1) Page 10, clause 8, line 9, leave out ``paragraphs 7 (1) (d) and (e)'', insert ``paragraph 7 (1) (d)''.

(2) Page 10, clause 8, at the end of the clause add the following sub-clause:

``(4) So far as the Barley Research Trust Fund or the Wheat Research Trust Fund is concerned, the amounts required to be paid into that Research Fund that are referred to in paragraph 7 (1) (e) shall be credited to the various separate accounts kept in accordance with sub-section (2) in the same proportions as funds have been contributed from those various separate accounts for the purposes of making the investments referred to in that paragraph.''.

(3) Page 21, clause 22, line 34, after ``form,'', insert ``in accordance with a determination in force under sub-section (6),''.

(4) Page 22, clause 22, line 2, after ``form,'', insert ``in accordance with a determination in force under sub-section (6),''.

(5) Page 22, clause 22, at the end of the clause, add the following sub-clauses:

``(6) The Minister shall determine, in writing, the form of, and, subject to the other requirements of this section, the matters to be dealt with by, each research and development plan that is provided to be prepared in accordance with sub-section (1) or (2) and may, from time to time, vary any determination so made.

``(7) The Minister-

(a) shall not make a determination under sub-section (6) or vary any determination so made unless the Minister has consulted with the persons attending a co-ordination meeting convened under section 61 concerning the proposed determination or the proposed variation and has had regard to the views expressed at that meeting in relation to that determination or variation; and

(b) shall notify, in writing, any determination or variation so made to the Chairperson of each Research Council or State Research Committee as soon as practicable after that determination or variation is made.''.

(6) Page 38, clause 44, lines 25 to 27, leave out ``such number of further members, not being a number greater than 3, as the Minister determines, in writing, to be appropriate'', insert ``3 further members, or, if the organization, or each organization, that is a relevant industry organization in relation to goods of the kind or kinds in respect of which that Research Council is established requests that a lesser number of further members be appointed, such lesser number of further members as is requested by that organization or by all of those organizations.''.

(7) Page 38, clause 44, lines 28 to 34, leave out sub-clause (2).

(8) Page 40, clause 46, lines 9 to 12, leave out sub-clause (2), insert the following sub-clause:

``(2) For the purpose of enabling it to nominate a person or persons for appointment to a Research Council, the Selection Committee-

(a) shall invite the nomination of persons for consideration by the Selection Committee-

(i) by advertisements placed in a newspaper that circulates throughout Australia; and

(ii) by notice in writing given to the organization, or each organization, that is a relevant industry organization in relation to goods of the kind or kinds in respect of which that Research Council is established; and

(b) may invite the nomination of persons for consideration by the Selection Committee in any other manner it considers appropriate.''.

RURAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH (TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS) BILL 1985

The Bill.

Amendments (by Senator Walsh)-by leave-agreed to:

(1) Pages 1 and 2, sub-clauses 2 (2), (3), (4) and (5), omit the sub-clauses, insert the following sub-clauses:

``(2) An amendment effected by section 11, being an amendment of-

(a) an Act that imposes a levy;

(b) an Act that would, upon the making of regulations referred to in section 5, be a relevant Act in relation to a levy; or

(c) an Act that amends an Act that would, upon the making of such regulations, be a relevant Act in relation to a levy,

shall not take effect until the day that is specified in those regulations to be the day with effect from which that levy is declared to be a prescribed levy or a class of levies in which that levy is included is declared to be a prescribed class of levies.

``(3) A repeal effected by section 12, being a repeal of-

(a) an Act that would, upon the making of the regulations referred to in section 5, be a relevant Act in relation to a levy; or

(b) an Act that amends an Act that would, upon the making of such regulations, be a relevant Act in relation to such a levy,

shall not take effect until the day that is specified in those regulations to be the day with effect from which that levy is declared to be a prescribed levy or a class of levies in which that levy is included is declared to be a prescribed class of levies.''.

(2) Page 15, Schedule 2, after the amendments of the Cotton Research Act 1982 insert the following:

``Dairying Industry Research and Promotion Levy Act 1972

Sub-section 5 (1) (definition of `Committee')-

Omit the definition, insert the following definition:

` ``Council'' means the Dairy Research Council established by sub-section 11 (2) of the Rural Industries Research Act 1985;'.

Sub-section 13 (2)-

Omit `Committee' (wherever occurring), insert `Council'.''.

(3) Page 15, Schedule 2, after the amendments of the Dairying Industry Research and Promotion (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1976 insert the following:

``Dried Fruits Levy Act 1971

Sub-section 4 (1) (definition of `the Committee')-

Omit the definition, insert the following definition:

` ``the Council'' means the Dried Fruits Research Council established by sub-section 11 (1) of the Rural Industries Research Act 1985;'.

Sub-section 6 (3)-

Omit `Committee', insert `Council'.

Honey Export Charge Act 1973

Section 4 (definition of `Committee')-

Omit the definition, insert the following definition:

` ``Council'' means the Honey Research Council established by sub-section 11 (2) of the Rural Industries Research Act 1985;'.

Sub-section 7 (3)-

Omit `Committee', insert `Council'.

Honey Levy Act (No. 1) 1962

Section 3A (definition of `Committee')-

Omit the definition, insert the following definition:

` ``Council'' means the Honey Research Council established by sub-section 11 (2) of the Rural Industries Research Act 1985;'.

Sub-section 5 (3)-

Omit `Committee', insert `Council'.

Honey Levy Act (No. 2) 1969

Section 3A (definition of `Committee')-

Omit the definition, insert the following definition:

` ``Council'' means the Honey Research Council established by sub-section 11 (2) of the Rural Industries Research Act 1985;'.

Sub-section 5 (3)-

Omit `Committee', insert `Council'.

Meat Chicken Levy Act 1969

Section 4 (definition of `the Committee')-

Omit the definition, insert the following definition:

` ``Council'' means the Chicken Meat Research Council established by sub-section 11 (1) of the Rural Industries Research Act 1985;'.

Sub-section 7 (2)-

Omit `Committee' (wherever occurring), insert `Council'.''.

(4) Page 16, Schedule 2, at the end of the Schedule add the following:

``Pig Slaughter Levy Act 1971

Section 4 (definition of `Research Committee')-

Omit the definition, insert the following definition:

` ``Research Council'' means the Pig Research Council established by sub-section 11 (1) of the Rural Industries Research Act 1985;'.

Sub-section 6 (2)-

Omit `Committee' (wherever occurring), insert `Council'.''.

(5) Page 16, Schedule 3-

Omit ``Meat Chicken Research Act 1969''; insert ``Chicken Meat Research Act 1969''.

Rural Industries Research Bill 1985 and Rural Industries Research (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments Bill 1985, as amended, agreed to.

Tobacco Charge (No. 1) Amendment Bill 1985, Tobacco Charge (No. 2) Amendment Bill 1985, Tobacco Charge (No. 3) Amendment Bill 1985, Poultry Industry Levy Amendment Bill 1985 and Poultry Industry Assistance Amendment Bill 1985 agreed to.

Rural Industries Research Bill 1985 and Rural Industries Research (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 1985 reported with amendments and Tobacco Charge (No. 1) Amendment Bill 1985, Tobacco Charge (No. 2) Amendment Bill 1985, Tobacco Charge (No. 3) Amendment Bill 1985, Poultry Industry Levy Amendment Bill 1985 and Poultry Industry Assistance Amendment Bill 1985 reported without amendment; report adopted.