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Monday, 20 May 1985
Page: 2200


Senator PETER RAE(9.57) —I wish to clarify what the Minister for Community Services, Senator Grimes, said. We will deal with the Bills as we would in an Estimates committee. In other words, we will deal with Appropriation Bill (No. 3) in groups. When we have dealt with, say, Group A on Appropriation Bill (No. 3) we will then deal with Group A of Appropriation Bill (No. 4) before moving on to Group B of Appropriation Bill (No. 3) and Group B of Appropriation Bill (No. 4). Is that correct?


Senator Grimes —That is not normally the way we do it. We go through the groups-


Senator PETER RAE —I was hoping that we could do it abnormally.


The CHAIRMAN —Order! This is a matter for the Chair, not the Minister, to decide. The only Bill which we are considering in Committee is Appropriation Bill (No. 3). When that is disposed of, we will then conclude the second reading debate on Appropriation Bill (No. 4), if there is further debate on that, and then go into Committee on that Bill. There is only one Bill before the Committee.


Senator Grimes —We debated the second reading cognately.


The CHAIRMAN —Yes, but I have to put the question on the second reading of Appropriation Bill (No. 4) after Appropriation Bill (No. 3) has been disposed of.


Senator PETER RAE —Mr Chairman, may I suggest that, if it is possible, it would be convenient to adapt the procedures so that we may follow the procedure I just outlined.


Senator Grimes —We will be here until Christmas.


Senator PETER RAE —I think it would be more expeditious.


The CHAIRMAN —If, when matters are before the Chair, honourable senators wish, by leave, to relate comments to Appropriation Bill (No. 4), it will be up to the Committee to decide at the time whether it wishes to accept that.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

GROUP A

Department of Industry, Technology and Commerce

Proposed expenditure, $3,665,000

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Proposed expenditure, $1,052,000

Department of Trade

Proposed expenditure, $1,851,000

Department of Science

Proposed expenditure, $1,146,000

Proposed expenditures agreed to.

GROUP B

Department of Community Services

Proposed expenditure, $1,974,000

Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs

Proposed expenditure, $1,050,000

Department of Social Security

Proposed expenditure, $12,169,000

Department of Health

Proposed expenditure, $3,438,000

Proposed expenditures agreed to.

GROUP C

Department of Finance

Proposed expenditure, $232,000

Department of Employment and Industrial Relations

Proposed expenditure, $11,974,000

Department of the Treasury

Proposed expenditure, $1,756,000

Department of Primary Industry

Proposed expenditure, $2,282,000.

Department of Communications

Proposed expenditure, $12,201,000