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EXCISE TARIFF (FUEL RATES AMENDMENTS) BILL 1997

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the Bill be now read a second time—

Debate resumed.

Papers

Mr McGauran (Minister representing the Minister for Customs and Consumer Affairs) presented supplementary explanatory memoranda to the following Bills:

Excise Tariff (Fuel Rates Amendments) 1997;

Customs Tariff (Fuel Rates Amendments) 1997;

Fuel (Penalty Surcharges) Administration 1997; and

Customs and Excise Legislation Amendment (No. 2) 1997.

Question—put and passed—Bill read a second time.

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

On the motion of Mr McGauran, by leave, the following amendments were made together:

Schedule 1—

Item 15—

Page 5, description of goods falling to item 11, omit "petroleum condensate" (twice occurring), substitute "condensate".

Page 5, description of goods falling to item 11, omit "semi-refined liquid petroleum products other than lubricating oils", substitute "partly refined liquid petroleum products other than lubricants (including lubricant base oils), hydraulic oils, transformer oils".


Page 5, omit subitem 11(A), substitute:

(A)Kerosene for use as a fuel in aircraft$0.01785/L

Page 6, omit subitem 11(D), substitute:

(D)Fuel oil having the characteristics set out in subsection 3(4)$0.07200/L

Page 7, description of goods falling to subitem 11(E), omit "Petroleum condensate", substitute "Condensate".

Page 9, omit "Other refined or partly refined petroleum products other than lubricating oils or bitumen", substitute "Other refined or partly refined petroleum products other than lubricants (including lubricant base oils), hydraulic oils, transformer oils or bitumen".

Page 9, omit subparagraph 11(I)(1)(a), substitute:

(a)Diesel fuel, and gasoline, on which customs or excise duty has been paid, recovered by a recycling process not being a process of refiningFree

Item 18, page 11, omit subitem 17(B), substitute:

(B)Condensate produced in a State or Territory or inside the outer limits of the territorial sea of Australia other than condensate produced from a prescribed sourceFree
2710.00.60---Fuel oil having the characteristics as defined in Additional Note 1 to this Chapter$0.07200/L
NZ: $0.07200/L
PNG: $0.07200/L
FI: $0.07200/L
DC: $0.07200/L

Page 10, omit subheading 2710.00.8, substitute:

2710.00.8---Other refined or partly refined petroleum products other than lubricants (including lubricant base oils), hydraulic oils, transformer oils and bitumen:               

Item 8, page 11 (line 3), omit "1921", substitute "1995".

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.

Ordered—That the Bill be reported to the House with amendments.