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senate vote 2016-09-14#4

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on 2016-09-17 05:53:02

Title

  • Bills — Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016, Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016; Third Reading
  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016, Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Mathias Cormann</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That these bills be now read a third time.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2016-09-14.165.1) to pass the [Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/r5698) and the [Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/r5705). In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bills for a [third time](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html).
  • As the bills have already passed in the House of Representatives, they will now become law.
  • ### Main idea of the bills
  • The bills increase the excise and excise equivalent customs duty on tobacco. Their objective is "to improve the health of Australians by reducing their exposure to tobacco products". Learn more about the bills in the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1617a/17bd010).
  • <p class="speaker">Alex Gallacher</p>
  • <p>The question is that the bills be now read a third time.</p>