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Tuesday, 18 October 1983
Page: 1878


Mr DUFFY (Minister for Communications)(10.16) —I move:

Pages 3 and 4, that part of the Schedule relating to the Crimes Act 1914, omit all the words after 'Repeal the section'.

The Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills noted that the cancellation of licences under section 30FB (b) of the Crimes Act is not subject to Administrative Appeals Tribunal review, unlike the parallel provisions of the Radiocommunications Bill. Because of that, although the proposed new section would not change the current state of the law, it has now been agreed that it simply duplicates powers in the Radiocommunications Bill and consequently the section is now to be repealed. This means that any future cancellation action will be under the Radiocommunications Act and therefore will be subject to Administrative Appeals Tribunal review.

Amendment agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill reported with an amendment; report-by leave-adopted.