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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

The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the further consideration of the Bills.

In the Committee

Consideration resumed of the Bills and of the amendments moved by Senator Baume to the States Grants (Tertiary Education Assistance) Bill 1984, viz: 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.''.

Question-That the amendments be agreed to-put.

The Committee divided-

AYES, 29

Senators- Archer Baume Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Chipp Collard (Teller) Durack Evans, Jack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Harradine Hill Kilgariff Lajovic MacGibbon Macklin Martin Mason Messner Missen Rae, Peter Reid Scott Townley Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 26

Senators- Button Childs Coates Coleman Colston Cook Crowley Elstob Evans, Gareth Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Hearn Jones McClelland McIntosh (Teller) Maguire Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Ryan Sibraa Walsh Zakharov

Amendments agreed to accordingly.

Bills agreed to with amendments to the States Grants (Tertiary Education Assistance) Bill 1984.

States Grants (Tertiary Education Assistance) Bill 1984 to be reported with amendments.

States Grants (Schools Assistance) Bill 1984 and States Grants (Education Assistance-Participation and Equity) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1984 to be reported without amendments.

The Deputy-President (Senator Hamer) resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Elstob) reported accordingly.

The Minister for Education and Youth Affairs (Senator Ryan) moved-That the Report of the Committee be adopted.

Senator Macklin moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion, add '', but the provisions in clause 11 (Schedule 2) and clauses 28 and 29 (Schedule 9) of the States Grants (Schools Assistance) Bill 1984, concerning per capita funding levels for government and non-government schools in years 1986, 1987 and 1988, should be fully reviewed by the Parliament when the 1985 States Grants (Schools Assistance) legislation is considered, with particular reference to- (a) the overall cost to the Commonwealth of the per capita allocations, in the light of projected school enrolments;

(b) the needs of schools and their students; and

(c) the desired balance of emphasis in Commonwealth schools funding, between government and non-government schools''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the words proposed to be added be added-put and negatived.

Question-That the Report of the Committee be adopted-put and passed.

On the motion of Senator Ryan the Bills were read a third time.