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The following orders of the day relating to committee reports and

Government responses were considered:

Legal and Constitutional Affairs--Standing Committee--Proposed

amendments to Part VA of the Trade Practices Act 1974--Product

Liability--Where should the loss fall?--Government response--Motion of

Senator Spindler to take note of document debated. On the motion of

Senator Reid the debate was adjourned till the next day of sitting.

Privileges--Standing Committee--Person referred to in the Senate

(Councillor Michael Samaras)--47th Report--Motion of Senator

Jones--That the report be adopted--debated and agreed to.

Response as recommended by the committee incorporated in Hansard


Community Affairs--Standing Committee--The effects of the proposed

treatment of unrealised capital gains and losses on listed securities

under the income test for pensioners--Government response--Motion of

the Minister for Small Business, Customs and Construction (Senator

Schacht) to take note of document debated and agreed to.

Rural and Regional Affairs--Standing Committee--Employment of visitors

to Australia in the shearing industry--Report--Motion of Senator

Brownhill to take note of report debated. Debate adjourned till the

next day of sitting, Senator Murphy in continuation.