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COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT (PARALLEL IMPORTATION) BILL 2002

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—And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr McClelland, viz.—That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: "the House declines to give the Bill a second reading and condemnsthe Government for proposing to further remove protections against the parallel importation of software products, books, periodicals and print music in circumstances where the Government has failed to:

(a) address concerns about increased piracy by responding to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 2000 report on copyright enforcement Cracking down on copycats;

(b) adduce properly researched and credible evidence that the removal of parallel importation restrictions has resulted in lower music CD prices for consumers; and

(c) reform and simplify technical and regulatory guidelines that place strictures on the development of Australia's computer software and computer games industries"—

Debate resumed.

Question—That the words proposed to be omitted stand part of the question—put.

The House divided (the Deputy Speaker, Mr Hawker, in the Chair)—

AYES, 76

Mr AbbottMrs DraperDr KempMr Schultz
Mr AndersonMr DuttonMr P. E. KingMr Secker
Mr AndrenMrs ElsonMrs LeyMr Slipper
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr EntschMr LindsayMr A. D. H. Smith
Mr AnthonyMr FarmerMr LloydMr Somlyay
Fran BaileyMr Forrest*Mr McArthur*Dr Southcott
Mr BairdMrs GallusMr I. E. MacfarlaneDr Stone
Mr BaldwinMs GambaroMr McGauranMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BarresiMrs GashMrs MayMr Ticehurst
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMr Tollner
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMr NairnMr Truss
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveDr NelsonMr Tuckey
Ms J. I. BishopMr HartsuykerMr NevilleMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CadmanMrs HullMs PanopoulosMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CameronMr HuntMr PearceMr Wakelin
Mr CharlesMr JohnsonMr ProsserDr Washer
Mr CioboMr JullMr PyneMr Williams
Mr CobbMrs D. M. KellyMr RandallMr Windsor
Mr CostelloJackie KellyMr RuddockMs Worth

NOES, 59

Mr AdamsMr FitzgibbonDr LawrenceMr Quick*
Mr AlbaneseMs GeorgeMs LivermoreMr Ripoll
Mr BeazleyMr GibbonsMr McClellandMs Roxon
Mr BevisMs GillardMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Rudd
Ms BurkeMs GriersonMs MacklinMr Sawford
Mr ByrneMr GriffinMr McLeayMr Sciacca
Ms CorcoranMs HallMr McMullanMr Sercombe
Mr CoxMr HattonMr MelhamMr Sidebottom
Mrs Crosio*Ms HoareMr MossfieldMr S. F. Smith
Mr EdwardsMrs IrwinMr MurphyMr Snowdon
Ms EllisMs JacksonMs O'ByrneMr Swan
Mr EmersonMr JenkinsMr B. P. O'ConnorMr Tanner
Mr EvansMr KatterMr G. M. O'ConnorMr K. J. Thomson
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMs C. F. KingMs PlibersekMr Zahra
Mr M. J. FergusonMr LathamMr Price

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Question—That the Bill be now read a second time—put and passed—Bill read a second time.

Leave granted for third reading to be moved forthwith.

On the motion of Mr Williams (Attorney-General), the Bill was read a third time.