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Thursday, 31 May 1973
Page: 2972

Bill returned from the Senate with amendments.

Motion (by Mr Connor) agreed to:

That the amendments of the Senate be taken into consideration in the Committee of the Whole forthwith.

In Committee

Senate amendment No. 1 -

After clause 13, insert the following new clause: 13a. No pipeline work exceeding in cost $2m shall be undertaken or constructed by the Authority unless and until it has been referred to the Public Works Committee pursuant to the Public Works Committee Act 1969-1972 and has been authorised in accordance with that Act'.

Senate amendment No. 2 -

After clause 16, insert the following new clause: 16a. (1) The Authority shall be deemed to be a common carrier and to have the obligations of a common carrier.

(2)   Without limiting the generality of sub-section (1), the Authority shall, subject to the capacity of its pipelines, be under obligation to accept petroleum at any point on its pipelines for delivery at any other point on its pipelines, and to charge for such service a fee which is not greater than -

(a)   a fee which is reasonable having regard to the costs incurred by the Authority for such service and for the use of its facilities; or

(b)   the fee charged to any other customer for such service; or

(c)   the fee reasonably included or notionally included in its own accounts for comparable services performed on petroleum in its own ownership'.

Clause 17.

(2)   A person who enters upon land by virtue of sub-section (!) -

(a)   shall, if it practicable to do so, before entering upon the land, notify the occupier of the land that he will be so entering upon the land; and

(b)   shall, upon demand by the occupier of the land, produce to the occupier an instrument issued by the Authority certifying that he is authorized to enter upon land by virtue of sub-section (1).

Senate amendment No. 3 -

In paragraph (a) of sub-clause (2), after 'land', insert: or, where such notification is impracticable, shall obtain a Magistrate's warrant for the purpose'.

Clause 18.

(1)   The Authority, or any person authorized in writing by the Authority so to do, may, for the purposes of this Act -

(a)   after giving not less than seven days' notice in writing to the occupier of land (including land owned or occupied by the Crown in right of a State), enter upon and occupy the land;

Senate amendment No. A -

In paragraph(a) of sub-clause (1), leave out seven', insert 'thirty'.

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