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EXPORT MARKET DEVELOPMENT GRANTS AMENDMENT BILL 1995

Order of the day read for the consideration of message no. 576 from the

House of Representatives in committee of the whole (see entry no. 30, 27

June 1995).

In the committee

Message read.

SCHEDULE OF THE AMENDMENTS MADE BY

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

(1) Schedule, pages 5 and 6, omit item 10.

(2) Schedule, pages 6 and 7, omit item 16.

(3) Schedule, page 7, after item 21 insert the following new item:

"21A. Subsections 16(3) and (4):

Omit the subsections, substitute:

"(3) A claimant's provisional grant amount for a claim period is

the amount worked out using whichever of the following

paragraphs is applicable:

(a) if section 15 does not apply to the claimant--the amount

worked out using the formula:

Adjusted eligible expenditure

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where:

"Adjusted eligible expenditure" means the eligible

expenditure incurred by the claimant during the claim

period, reduced by:

(i) if no part of that eligible expenditure was in

respect of designated tourism services--$15,000;

or

(ii) if the whole or a part of that eligible expenditure

was in respect of designated tourism services

(which whole or part is in this subparagraph called

the "DTS expenditure")--the sum of:

(A) $15,000; and

(B) if the DTS expenditure exceeds $15,000--50% of

the excess;

(b) if section 15 applies to the claimant--the amount worked

out using the formula:

Adjusted eligible expenditure

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where:

"Adjusted eligible expenditure" means the eligible

expenditure in respect of new markets incurred by the

claimant during the claim period, reduced by:

(i) if no part of that eligible expenditure was in

respect of designated tourism services--$15,000;

or

(ii) if the whole or a part of that eligible expenditure

was in respect of designated tourism services

(which whole or part is in this subparagraph called

the "DTS expenditure")--the sum of:

(A) $15,000; and

(B) if the DTS expenditure exceeds $15,000--50% of

the excess.

"(4) If paragraph 14(1)(c) applies to a claimant in the

claimant's first grant year, the formula for calculating the

provisional grant amount for that year is:

Adjusted eligible expenditure

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where:

"Adjusted eligible expenditure" means the eligible expenditure

incurred by the claimant as mentioned in paragraph 14(1)(c), reduced

by:

(a) if no part of that eligible expenditure was in respect of

designated tourism services--$30,000; or

(b) if the whole or a part of that eligible expenditure was in

respect of designated tourism services (which whole or part is

in this paragraph called the "DTS expenditure")--the sum of:

(i) $30,000; and

(ii) if the DTS expenditure exceeds $30,000--50% of the

excess.'.".

The Minister for Trade (Senator McMullan) moved--That the committee

agrees to the amendments made by the House of Representatives in the

bill.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

Resolution to be reported.

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

Acting Deputy President (Senator McGauran) reported that the committee

had considered message no. 576 from the House of Representatives

relating to the Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 1995 and

had agreed to the amendments made by the House of Representatives in the

bill.

On the motion of Senator McMullan the report from the committee was

adopted.