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CUSTOMS TARIFF AMENDMENT (2009 MEASURES NO. 1) BILL 2009E EXCISE TARIFF AMENDMENT (2009 MEASURES NO. 1) BILL 2009

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing (Senator McLucas)—That these bills be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Senator Cormann moved the following amendment:

 At the end of the motion, add "but the Senate calls on the Government to appropriate all revenue collected as a result of the increased tax on ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages between 27 April 2008 and the date of commencement of these bills towards genuine measures to address binge drinking, including an alcohol abuse prevention, research, education, treatment and other measures package".

Debate ensued.

At 2 pm: Debate was interrupted while Senator Eggleston was speaking.