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OFFSHORE MINERALS BILL 1993
OFFSHORE MINERALS (CONSEQUENTIAL PROVISIONS) BILL 1993
OFFSHORE MINERALS (RETENTION LICENCE FEES) BILL 1993
MINERALS (SUBMERGED LANDS) (ROYALTY) AMENDMENT BILL 1993

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the

Minister for Defence (Senator Ray)--That these bills be now read a

second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

Bills read a second time.

The Senate resolved itself into committee for the consideration of the

bills.

In the committee

OFFSHORE MINERALS BILL 1993--

Bill, taken as a whole by leave, debated.

Senator Coulter moved the following amendment:

Clause 27, page 19, paragraph (1)(a), line 4, after "Designated

Authority", insert "and the licence has not expired, or is a successor

licence to the licence".

Debate ensued.

Question--That the amendment be agreed to--put and negatived.

Bill further debated.

Senator Coulter moved the following amendment:

After clause 38, page 23, insert the following clause:

Protection of marine parks and marine reserves

"38A. Offshore exploration or mining activity is not permitted in

marine parks or marine reserves declared under section 7 of the

National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975.".

Question--That the amendment be agreed to--put.

The committee divided--

AYES, 9

Bell Bourne (Teller) Chamarette Coulter Kernot Lees Margetts Spindler Woodley

NOES, 52

Alston Baume Boswell Brownhill Burns Calvert Campbell Carr Chapman Childs Coates Collins Colston Cooney Crichton-Browne Crowley Denman Devereux Ellison Evans, Christopher Ferguson Foreman Gibson Herron Hill Jones Kemp Knowles Loosley Macdonald, Ian Macdonald, Sandy MacGibbon McGauran McKiernan Minchin Murphy Newman Panizza Parer Patterson Reid (Teller) Reynolds Sherry Short Tambling Teague Tierney Troeth Vanstone Watson West Zakharov

Question negatived.

Senator Coulter moved the following amendment:

Clause 48, page 26, subclause (1), line 36, omit "in the national

interest to do so", substitute "to do so:

(a) for the purposes of establishing a marine park or marine

reserve; or

(b) in the national interest".

Question--That the amendment be agreed to--put and negatived.

Senator Coulter moved the following amendments together by leave:

Clause 118, page 54, line 13, subclause (3), omit "may", substitute

"must".

Clause 177, page 77, line 18, subclause (3), omit "may", substitute

"must".

Clause 254, page 106, line 11, subclause (3), omit "may", substitute

"must".

Clause 304, page 124, line 3, subclause (3), omit "may", substitute

"must".

At 6.50 p.m.: The Deputy President (Senator Crichton-Browne) resumed the

Chair and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator McGauran)

reported progress.