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Tuesday, 7 May 1985
Page: 1458


Senator GRIMES (Minister for Community Services)(6.29) —Very briefly, what I said was that the Schedule sets down the method for allocating funds among the States. The distribution of funds within the States to services is a matter for agreement by way of a Commonwealth and State ministerial decision under the basis of those guidelines, and I do not think that that process is assisted by this amendment.

Question put:

That proposed new clause 4A (Senator Messner's amendment) be inserted.