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BILL 1995

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology (Senator Cook)--That this

bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Explanatory memorandum: The Minister for Small Business, Customs and

Construction (Senator Schacht) tabled a supplementary explanatory

memorandum relating to the Government amendment to be moved to the bill.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

The Senate resolved itself into committee for the consideration of the


In the committee

Bill taken as a whole by leave.

On the motion of Senator Schacht the following amendment was agreed to:

Clause 6, page 3, lines 15 to 18, omit the clause, substitute the

following clause:

Payments made before commencement of this Act

"6. If a Commonwealth authority made any payments before the

commencement of this Act on the basis that the payments were payable

under the pay-roll tax law of the Australian Capital Territory, the

Commonwealth authority cannot recover those payments.".

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with an amendment.

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

Chairman of Committees (Senator Reid) reported accordingly.

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

adopted and the bill read a third time.