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Wednesday, 31 August 1994
Page: 623

  Motion (by Senator Foreman, on behalf of Senator Burns) agreed to:

  That the resolutions of the Senate of 30 June 1994 and 24 August 1994 be modified and combined to read as follows:

That the following matter be referred to the Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs for inquiry and report on or before the last sitting day in December 1994:

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

(b)the implications for such families of exempting their property and plant, including land, buildings, stock and items essential to earning a living on the property, from assets testing; and

(c)the social and economic implications of the assets test exemption amendment moved in the committee of the whole stage of the Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1994.