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Wednesday, 29 April 1987
Page: 2190


Mr DAWKINS (Minister for Trade)(3.45) —I move:

That the Bill be now read a second time.

The purpose of this Bill is to amend the States Grants (Education Assistance-Participation and Equity) Act 1983 to supplement for cost increases the grants available to government and non-government education authorities in the States and the Northern Territory to conduct projects and programs under the participation and equity program in 1987. The Bill provides new schedules for 1987 showing the allocation of funds to the States and the Northern Territory in the education sectors.

The cost supplementation proposed is in accord with the Government's undertaking to provide retrospective cost supplementation for this program. The adjustments are consistent with those being made to the States Grants (Schools Assistance) and States Grants (Tertiary Education Assistance) Amendment Bills which I have just introduced. The financial impact of this Bill will be to provide an additional $1,097,000 in 1987. Total provision for the participation and equity program is $45,819,000 in 1987. I commend the Bill to the House and present the explanatory memorandum.

Debate (on motion by Mr Beale) adjourned.