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Mr Anderson (Minister for Transport and Regional Services), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to provide funding to supplement expenditure on roads.

Bill read a first time.

Mr Anderson moved—That the Bill be now read a second time.


Mr Anderson presented an explanatory memorandum to the Bill.

Debate, by leave, ensued.

Mr M. J. Ferguson moved, as an amendment—That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

"whilst not declining to give the Bill a second reading, the House notes the importance of the additional road funding, calls for the development of a national infrastructure strategy including a national transport plan; and as a fundamental part of this approach calls on the Government to remove the effect of the GST from the fuel excise indexation adjustment in February 2001".

Debate continued.

It being 2 p.m., the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 101A, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.