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CUSTOMS AND EXCISE LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1995
CUSTOMS, EXCISE AND BOUNTY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1995

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

committee of the whole.

In the committee

CUSTOMS AND EXCISE LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1995--

Bill, as amended, further debated.

Consideration resumed, by leave, of the postponed amendments moved by

Senator Crane.

Senator Crane, by leave, amended his amendments to read as follows:

Schedule 1, page 7, item 8, definition of "mining operations", paragraph

(a), after "prospecting", insert "the removal of overburden and other

activities undertaken in the preparation of a site to enable mining to

commence".

Schedule 1, page 8, item 8, definition of "mining operations", paragraph

(kb), omit "the construction or maintenance of buildings", substitute

"the construction or maintenance of private airstrips, buildings".

Schedule 1, page 9, item 10, definition of "mining town", omit ", in an

area where there was previously no town,", substitute ", in an area

where immediately prior to its construction there was no town,".

Question--That the amendments be agreed to--put and passed.

The Minister for Small Business, Customs and Construction (Senator

Schacht) moved--That the committee:

(a) report the Customs, Excise and Bounty Legislation Amendment Bill

1995 with amendments; and

(b) in respect of the Customs and Excise Legislation Amendment Bill

1995, report progress and ask leave to sit again.

Question put and passed.

The Deputy President (Senator Reid) resumed the Chair and the Temporary

Chairman of Committees (Senator Teague) reported that:

(a) the committee had agreed to the Customs, Excise and Bounty

Legislation Amendment Bill 1995 with amendments; and

(b) in respect of the Customs and Excise Legislation Amendment Bill

1995, the committee had made progress and asked leave to sit

again.

On the motion of Senator Schacht the report from the committee in

respect of the Customs, Excise and Bounty Legislation Amendment Bill

1995 was adopted.

Senator Schacht moved--That the Customs, Excise and Bounty Legislation

Amendment Bill 1995 be now read a third time.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a third time.

Senator Schacht moved--That, in respect of the Customs and Excise

Legislation Amendment Bill 1995, the committee have leave to sit again

at a later hour.

Question put and passed.