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STATES GRANTS (SCHOOLS ASSISTANCE) BILL 1984 STATES GRANTS (TERTIARY EDUCATION ASSISTANCE) BILL 1984STATES GRANTS (EDUCATION ASSISTANCE-PARTICIPATION AND EQUITY) AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 1984

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Gietzelt)-That these Bills be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Senator Baume moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion, add '', but the Senate: (a) in relation to the States Grants (Schools Assistance) Bill 1984: (i) supports the principle of freedom of choice in education and the right of all parents to be supported in that choice,

(ii) deplores the restriction on the free development of non-Government schools as an expression of the will of parents; and

(b) in relation to the States Grants (Tertiary Education Assistance) Bill 1984: (i) supports action to satisfy the continuing needs of students in Halls of Residence for specific support after 1985, along the lines recommended by the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Commission,

(ii) believes that the Ministerial directions of variation contained in this legislation should be not only laid before Parliament but also subject to Parliamentary disallowance''.

Debate ensued.

Ordered-That the Question be divided and each paragraph be voted on separately.

Question-That the words proposed to be added by paragraph (a) be added-put and negatived.

Question-That the words proposed to be added by paragraph (b) be added-put and passed.

Main Question, as amended, agreed to.

Bills read a second time. The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Bills.

In the Committee

Bills, by leave, taken as a whole.

Senator Baume, by leave, moved the following amendments together to the States Grants (Tertiary Education Assistance) Bill 1984: Page 49, sub-clause 31 (3), lines 1 to 5, leave out the sub-clause, insert the following sub-clause: ''(3) The provisions of sections 48 (other than paragraphs (1) (a) and (b) and sub-section (2)), 49, 49A and 50 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 apply in relation to directions under sub-section 26 (1), 27 (1), 28 (1), 29 (1) or 30 (1) as if in those provisions references to regulations were references to directions, references to a regulation were references to a direction and references to a repeal were a reference to a revocation.''.

Page 54, sub-clause 36 (3), lines 18 to 21, leave out the sub-clause, insert the following sub-clause: ''(3) The provisions of sections 48 (other than paragraphs (1) (a) and sub-section (2)), 49, 49A and 50 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 apply in relation to directions under sub-section 35 (1) or (3) as if in those provisions references to regulations were references to directions, references to a regulation were references to a direction and references to a repeal were a reference to a revocation.''.

Page 60, sub-clause 42 (3), lines 34 to 37, leave out the sub-clause, insert the following sub-clause: ''(3) The provisions of sections 48 (other than paragraphs (1) (a) and (b) and sub-section (2)), 49, 49A and 50 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 apply in relation to directions under sub-section 41 (1) or (2) as if in those provisions references to regulations were references to directions, references to a regulation were references to a direction and references to a repeal were a reference to a revocation.''.

Page 64, sub-clause 46 (5), lines 33 to 35, leave out the sub-clause, insert the following sub-clause: ''(5) The provisions of sections 48 (other than paragraphs (1) (a) and (b) and sub-section (2)), 49, 49A and 50 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 apply in relation to directions under sub-section 46 (2) as if in those provisions references to regulations were references to directions, references to a regulation were references to a direction and references to a repeal were a reference to a revocation.''.

Debate ensued.

Pursuant to Sessional Order, Questions without Notice were called on.