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CUSTOMS TARIFF AMENDMENT BILL 1986

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Community Services (Senator Grimes)-That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question-put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Bill.

In the Committee

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney), by leave, moved the following requests together:

That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following amendments:

Page 4, Schedule 4, item 1, proposed new item 70.18.1,

leave out:

""20%

FI: Free

DC: 10%'',

insert:

""2%

FI: Free

DC: Free''.

Page 5, Schedule 4, item 8, proposed new item 90.13.3,

leave out:

""20%

FI: Free

DC: 10%'',

insert:

""Free

FI: Free

DC: Free''.

Page 93, Schedule 9, item 257, proposed new item 70.21.1,

leave out:

""20%

FI: Free

DC: 15%'',

insert:

""2%

FI: Free

DC: Free''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the requests for amendments be agreed to-put.

The Committee divided-

AYES, 27

Senators- Alston Archer Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Collard Crichton-Browne Durack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Jessop Knowles Lewis MacGibbon Messner Newman Parer Puplick Reid Sheil (Teller) Teague Townley Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 33

Senators- Aulich Black Button Childs Chipp Coates Coleman Colston Cook Crowley Devlin Elstob Foreman Gietzelt Giles Haines Jones (Teller) McIntosh McKiernan Macklin Maguire Mason Morris Ray Reynolds Richardson Robertson Ryan Sanders Sibraa Tate Vigor Zakharov

Requests for amendments negatived accordingly.

Bill further debated and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without requests.

The Deputy-President (Senator Hamer) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Townley) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce (Senator Button) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time.