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SALES TAX (EXEMPTIONS AND CLASSIFICATIONS) MODIFICATION (EXCISE) BILL
1995
SALES TAX (EXEMPTIONS AND CLASSIFICATIONS) MODIFICATION (CUSTOMS) BILL
1995
SALES TAX (EXEMPTIONS AND CLASSIFICATIONS) MODIFICATION (GENERAL) BILL
1995

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

the whole.

In the committee

Consideration resumed of the bills--and of the requests for amendments

moved by Senator Gibson (see entry no. 30).

Debate resumed.

Question--That the requests for amendments be agreed to--put.

The committee divided--

AYES, 34

Abetz Alston Baume Bell Boswell Bourne Brownhill Calvert (Teller) Chamarette Chapman Coulter Crane Ellison Ferguson Harradine Herron Hill Kemp Kernot Knowles Lees Macdonald, Ian Macdonald, Sandy McGauran Margetts Panizza Parer Short Spindler Tambling Troeth Vanstone Watson Woodley

NOES, 19

Carr Collins, Bob Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Denman Devereux Evans, Christopher Forshaw Jones (Teller) McKiernan McMullan Murphy Neal Reynolds Schacht West Wheelwright

Question agreed to.

Senator Coulter moved the following requests for amendments in respect

of each of the bills, together by leave.

That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following

amendments:

Schedule 2, page 9, after item 11, insert the following item:

"11B. After subitem 108(5) of Schedule 1:

Add:

"(6) Toilet tissue or facial tissue.'.".

Debate ensued.

Question--That the requests for amendments be agreed to--put.

The committee divided--

AYES, 11

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

NOES, 37

Abetz Alston Baume Boswell Brownhill Burns Calvert (Teller) Carr Chapman Collins, Bob Collins, Jacinta Colston Cook Cooney Crane Denman Ellison Evans, Christopher Foreman Forshaw Gibson Hill Jones Kemp Knowles Macdonald, Sandy McGauran McKiernan Murphy Neal Parer Reynolds Tambling Vanstone Watson West Wheelwright

Question negatived.

Senator Coulter moved the following requests for amendments in respect

of each of the bills, together by leave.

That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following

amendments:

Schedule 3, page 12, at end of Schedule, add the following item:

"3. Schedule 2, Table of Contents, after Item 10:

Insert:

"10A. Goods made from recycled paper.'.

"4. After Item 10 of Schedule 2:

Insert:

"Item 10A: [Goods made from recycled paper]

(1) Goods covered by subitems (2) to (7), if all the paper in the goods

is recycled paper.

(2) Writing, drawing or printing paper, if the paper is blank, or is

blank apart from any or all of the following:

(a) printed parallel lines to serve as a guide for writing or typing;

(b) printed lines to serve as a guide for drawing graphs, diagrams or

similar matter;

(c) in the case of paper for use in computer printers--printed lines

(whether or not numbered);

(d) a printed trade mark, logo, letterhead or similar matter.

This subitem does not cover paper that is treated so as to react to heat

or electromagnetic energy. In this subitem, "printing paper" includes

paper of a kind ordinarily used in cash registers, calculators,

typewriters, computer printers, photocopiers or similar machines.

(3) Pads of paper covered by subitem (2), if the covers:

(a) consist wholly of recycled paper or recycled cardboard; and

(b) are blank, or are blank apart from any printed trade mark, logo or

similar matter.

(4) Paper of a kind ordinarily used in accounting ledgers or accounting

journals, if the paper is blank, or is blank apart from any printed

lines to serve as a guide for making entries in the ledgers or journals.

(5) Envelopes that:

(a) consist wholly of paper (not counting any fastener or any

transparent or translucent address window); and

(b) are blank, or are blank apart from any printed return address,

postage paid mark, trade mark, logo or similar matter.

(6) Toilet tissue or facial tissue.

(8) For the purposes of this Item, cardboard or paper is taken to be

recycled if, and only if, all the fibre in the cardboard or paper has

previously been used, as fibre, in manufacturing goods.'.".

Debate ensued.

Question--That the requests for amendments be agreed to--put and

negatived.

Senator Gibson moved the following requests for amendments in respect of

each of the bills, together by leave.

That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following

requests for amendments:

Schedule 2, pages 10 and 11, items 13 to 16, omit the items.

Question--That the requests for amendments be agreed to--put.

The committee divided--

AYES, 34

Abetz Alston Baume Bell Boswell Bourne Brownhill Calvert (Teller) Chamarette Coulter Crane Ellison Ferguson Gibson Harradine Herron Hill Kemp Kernot Knowles Lees Macdonald, Ian Macdonald, Sandy McGauran Margetts Panizza Parer Short Spindler Tambling Troeth Vanstone Watson Woodley

NOES, 19

Burns Carr Collins, Jacinta Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Denman Devereux Evans, Christopher Foreman Forshaw Jones (Teller) McKiernan Murphy Ray Schacht West Wheelwright

Question agreed to.

Bills agreed to, subject to requests for amendments.

Bills to be reported with requests for amendments.

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

Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator McGauran) reported

accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology

(Senator Cook) the report from the committee was adopted.