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Order of the day read for the further consideration of the bills in

committee of the whole.

In the committee


Bill, taken as a whole by leave, debated.

Senator Parer moved the following amendments together by leave:

No. 1--Clause 9, page 6, after subclause (2) insert the following


"(2A) Subject to subsection (1), CASA must exercise its powers and

perform its functions in a manner that, as far as is practicable:

(a) is economical and effective; and

(b) promotes and fosters civil aviation.".

No. 2--After clause 14, page 8, insert the following clause:

Tabling of corporate plan

"14A. The Minister must cause a copy of the corporate plan to be laid

before each House of Parliament:

(a) within 15 sitting days after the Minister received the plan, if

the Minister did not direct the members to vary the plan; or

(b) within 15 sitting days after the Minister received a revised

plan, if the Minister did direct the members to vary the plan.".

No. 3--Before clause 73, page 28, insert the following clause:

Tabling of directions or notices of the Minister

"72A. Where the Minister gives a direction under section 14, 15, 17,

45 or 46 or a notice under section 16 or 53, the Minister shall cause

a copy of the direction or notice to be laid before each House of the

Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the giving of

the direction or notice.".

Debate ensued.

The question for the amendments was divided--

Question--That amendment no. 1 be agreed to--put and negatived.

Question--That amendment no. 2 be agreed to--put.

The committee divided--

AYES, 41

Abetz Alston Baume Bell Boswell Bourne Brownhill Calvert Chamarette Chapman Coulter Crane Ellison Ferguson Gibson Harradine Herron Hill Kemp Kernot Knowles Lees Macdonald, Ian MacGibbon McGauran Margetts Minchin O'Chee Panizza (Teller) Parer Patterson Short Spindler Tambling Teague Tierney Troeth Vanstone Watson Woodley Woods

NOES, 26

Beahan Bolkus Burns Carr Childs Coates Collins, Jacinta Colston Cook Cooney Denman Devereux Evans, Christopher Evans, Gareth Foreman (Teller) Forshaw Jones McKiernan McMullan Murphy Neal Reynolds Schacht Sherry West Wheelwright

Question agreed to.

Question--That amendment no. 3 be agreed to--put and passed.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bills to be reported with amendments.

The Acting Deputy President (Senator McGauran) resumed the Chair and the

Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Herron) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Small Business, Customs and

Construction (Senator Schacht) the report from the committee was adopted

and the bills read a third time.