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

Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Faulkner)--That this bill be now

read a second time--and on the amendment moved by Senator Watson--

At end of motion, add ", but the Senate:

(a) condemns the Government for:

(i) its lack of concern for the many casual, part-time and

itinerant workers whose superannuation benefits are

eroded by taxes, fees and charges, and

(ii) extending the coverage of the Superannuation Guarantee

Charge to contractors; and

(b) calls on the Government to:

(i) modify the Superannuation Guarantee Charge system

immediately so that it treats casual, part-time and

itinerant workers fairly, and

(ii) exempt contractors from the provisions of the

Superannuation Guarantee Charge legislation".

Debate resumed.

Declaration of interest: Senator Troeth declared an interest in relation

to the bill.

Debate continued.

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

The Senate divided--

AYES, 29

Abetz Baume Boswell Campbell Chapman Crichton-Browne Ellison Ferguson Gibson Herron Hill Kemp Knowles Macdonald, Ian Macdonald, Sandy MacGibbon McGauran Minchin O'Chee (Teller) Panizza Parer Patterson Short Teague Tierney Troeth Vanstone Watson Woods

NOES, 32

Beahan Bell Bolkus Bourne Burns Carr Chamarette Childs Collins Colston Coulter Crowley Denman Devereux Evans, Christopher Evans, Gareth Foreman (Teller) Jones Kernot Lees Loosley McKiernan Margetts Murphy Neal Ray Reynolds Sherry Spindler West Woodley Zakharov

Question negatived.

Main question put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

The Senate resolved itself into committee for the consideration of the


In the committee

Clause 1 debated.

Document: The Deputy President (Senator Crichton-Browne) tabled the

following document:

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 4) 1993--Copy of letter from the

Clerk of the Senate to the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Legal

and Constitutional Affairs (Senator Cooney), dated 22 March 1994.

Clause 1 agreed to.

On the motion of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Primary

Industries and Energy (Senator Sherry), consideration of clauses 2 and

48 was postponed till a later hour.

Clauses 3 to 23, taken together by leave, debated.

Explanatory memorandum: Senator Sherry tabled a supplementary

explanatory memorandum relating to the Government amendments and

requests for amendments to be moved to the bill.

Clauses 3 to 23 further debated.

At 12.45 p.m.: The Acting Deputy President (Senator Childs) resumed the

Chair and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Herron) reported