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CUSTOMS AMENDMENT BILL 1981 EXCISE AMENDMENT BILL 1981

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question--That these Bills be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question--put and passed.

Bills read a second time.

The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Bills.

In the Committee

Ordered--That the Customs Amendment Bill 1981 be first considered.

CUSTOMS AMENDMENT BILL 1981--

Clauses 1 to 27, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 28 debated and agreed to.

Remainder of Bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

EXCISE AMENDMENT BILL 1981--

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole, debated and agreed to.

Bills to be reported without amendment.

The President resumed the Chair; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator Maunsell) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Messner) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bills read a third time.