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OVERSEAS STUDENTS CHARGE AMENDMENT BILL 1985

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Community Services (Senator Grimes)-That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 55

Senators- Archer Aulich Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Bjelke-Petersen Black Bolkus Boswell Brownhill Carrick, Sir John Chaney Childs Coates Collard Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Devlin Durack Elstob Foreman Georges Gietzelt Giles Hamer Jessop Jones Kilgariff Knowles Lewis MacGibbon McIntosh McKiernan Maguire Messner Missen Morris Puplick Ray, Robert Reid Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sheil Short Sibraa Tate Teague Vanstone Walsh Walters Watson Zakharov

NOES, 7

Senators- Chipp Haines Macklin (Teller) Mason Sanders Siddons Vigor

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time.

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

In the Committee

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

Senator Macklin, by leave, moved the following amendments together:

Page 2, paragraph 4 (b), proposed new paragraphs 6 (2) (a) and (b), lines 5 to 8, leave out the paragraphs, insert ""the relevant maximum amount''.

Page 2, paragraph 4 (b), proposed new paragraphs 6 (3) (a) and (b), lines 12 to 19, leave out the paragraphs, insert ""an amount equal to the amount of the charge imposed in respect of the enrolment of that student in that course for the first year of enrolment''.

Page 2, paragraph 4 (b), proposed new sub-sections 6 (4) and (5), lines 20 to 43, leave out the sub-sections.

Question-That the amendments be agreed to-put and negatived.

On the motion of Senator Peter Baume the following amendments were, by leave, taken together and agreed to:

Page 2, paragraph 4 (b), proposed new paragraph 6 (2) (a), line 7, after ""in relation to'', insert ""the enrolment of the student in that course for''.

Page 2, paragraph 4 (b), proposed new sub-section 6 (3), line 11, after ""in relation to'', insert ""the enrolment of a student in that course for''.

Page 2, paragraph 4 (b), proposed new paragraph 6 (3) (b), lines 14 to 19, leave out the paragraph, insert the following new paragraph:

""(b) in the case of a subsequent year-the amount prescribed for the purpose of this sub-section, being an amount not exceeding the amount calculated by multiplying by 1.15 the amount of the charge imposed by this Act that would have been applicable to that enrolment if that enrolment had been an enrolment in that course for the immediately preceding year.''.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with amendments.

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

On the motion of the Minister for Education (Senator Ryan) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bill read a third time, all Australian Democrat Senators present, by leave, having recorded their votes for the Noes.

And it being 2 p.m.-