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Wednesday, 8 December 1993
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  Debate resumed from 7 December, on motion by Senator Collins:

  That these bills be now read a second time.

upon which Senator Archer had moved by way of amendments in respect of Customs and Excise Legislation Amendment Bill 1993:

  At the end of the motion, add ", but the Senate while acknowledging the merit of the proposals the bill contains in relation to blended petroleum products and to naphtha producers, calls on the government to abandon the inquiries and unreasonable proposals which will curtail the diesel fuel rebate scheme and impose duties on beer brewed in micro-breweries".

and in respect of Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1993:

  At the end of the motion, add ", but the Senate, while acknowledging the worthwhile measures the bill contains in relation to blended petroleum products and gasoline and turpentine produced from shale, calls on the Government to abandon its ill-conceived plans to impose duties on beer brewed in micro-breweries".

  Senator Archer—I would like these bills taken separately.


The PRESIDENT —The question is that the amendment moved by Senator Archer to the Customs and Excise Legislation Amendment Bill be agreed to.

  Question resolved in the negative.


The PRESIDENT —The question now is that the Customs and Excise Legislation Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

  Question resolved in the affirmative.


The PRESIDENT —The question now is that the amendment moved by Senator Archer

to the Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2) be agreed to.

  Question resolved in the negative.


The PRESIDENT —The question now is that the Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 2) be now read a second time.

  Question resolved in the affirmative.


The PRESIDENT —The question now is that the Diesel Fuel (Excise Duty Rebate) Administration Charge Bill be now read a second time.