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Wednesday, 24 August 1994
Page: 164

  Motion (by Senator Lees) agreed to:

  That the following matter be referred to the Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs for inquiry and report:

  (a)the impact of the assets test on farming families' access to social security payments and Austudy; and

  (b)the impact of the removal of the `tools of trade' from the assets test for farm families who live and work on their properties, `tools of trade' would include land, buildings, stock and items essential to earning a living on the property.