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Tuesday, 26 November 1974
Page: 2796

Senator WRIEDT (Tasmania) (Minister for Agriculture) - I move:

That the Bill be now read a second time.

I seek leave to have the second reading speech incorporated in Hansard.

The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT-Is leave granted? There being no objection, leave is granted. (The document read as follows)-

The purpose of this Bill, which is complementary to the Livestock Slaughter Levy Bill, 1974, is to amend the Livestock Slaughter Levy Collection Act, 1964-1973, due to the adoption of the metric conversion system and the change in the name of the Department of Primary Industry to the Australian Department of Agriculture. The dressed weight of cattle specified in the Bill remains the same except that the weights are converted to 90 kilograms and 100 kilograms respectively. Representatives of industry have agreed to these changes. I commend the Bill to honourable senators as a necessary adjunct to the Livestock Slaughter Levy Bill 1974.

Debate (on motion by Senator Laucke) adjourned.

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