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STATES GRANTS (TERTIARY EDUCATION ASSISTANCE) AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 3) 1985
COMMONWEALTH EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS (OVERSEAS STUDENTS) AMENDMENT BILL 1985
STATES GRANTS (EDUCATION ASSISTANCE-PARTICIPATION AND EQUITY) AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 1985
STATES GRANTS (SCHOOLS ASSISTANCE) AMENDMENT BILL 1985

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Education (Senator Ryan)-That these Bills be now read a second time-And on the amendment moved thereto by Senator Peter Baume in relation to the States Grants (Schools Assistance) Amendment Bill 1985, viz: Leave out all words after ""That'', insert ""the Bill be withdrawn and redrafted to provide for-

(a) the removal of constraints imposed on non-government schools, or on non-government school communities, which will in any way destroy their independence or opportunities for expansion or interfere with the special character of non-government schools; and

(b) a basic per pupil grant for each child for the basic necessities of schooling, adequate capital provision, and special additional funds for special educational disadvantage''.

Debate resumed.

Question-That these Bills be now read a second time-divided.

STATES GRANTS (TERTIARY EDUCATION ASSISTANCE) AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 3) 1985

COMMONWEALTH EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS (OVERSEAS STUDENTS) AMENDMENT BILL 1985

STATES GRANTS (EDUCATION-PARTICIPATION AND EQUITY) AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 1985:

Question-That these Bills be now read a second time-put and passed.

STATES GRANTS (SCHOOLS ASSISTANCE) AMENDMENT BILL 1985:

Question-That the words proposed to be left out be left out-put.

The Senate divided

AYES, 26

Senators- Archer Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Brownhill Carrick, Sir John Collard Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Harradine Kilgariff Knowles Lewis Messner Missen Parer Puplick Reid (Teller) Sheil Short Teague Vanstone Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 29

Senators- Aulich Black Bolkus Button Chipp Coates Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Devlin Elstob Evans Giles Haines McIntosh (Teller) McKiernan Macklin Maguire Morris Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Ryan Sanders Sibraa Tate Walsh Zakharov

Amendment negatived accordingly.

Question-That this Bill be now read a second time-put and passed.

Bills read a second time.

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

In the Committee

Ordered-That the States Grants (Schools Assistance) Amendment Bill 1985 be first considered.

STATES GRANTS (SCHOOLS ASSISTANCE) AMENDMENT BILL 1985-

Clauses 1 to 6, by leave, taken together, debated and agreed to.

Clauses 7 and 9, by leave, taken together and debated.

Senator Peter Baume, by leave, moved the following amendments together:

Pages 9 to 20, clause 7, proposed new sections 6A and 6B, line 26 (page 9) to line 24 (page 20), leave out the proposed new sections.

Pages 28 to 39, clause 9, proposed new sections 7A and 7B, line 18 (page 28) to line 31 (page 39), leave out the proposed new sections.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the amendments be agreed to-put.

The Committee divided

AYES, 27

Senators- Archer Baume, Michael Baume, Peter Bjelke-Petersen Boswell Brownhill Carrick, Sir John Collard Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Hamer Harradine Jessop Kilgariff (Teller) Knowles Messner Missen Parer Puplick Reid Sheil Short Teague Townley Vanstone Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 33

Senators- Aulich Black Bolkus Chipp Coates Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Devlin Elstob Evans Foreman Georges Giles McIntosh McKiernan Macklin Maguire Mason Morris Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Ryan Sanders Sibraa Siddons Tate Vigor Walsh Zakharov

Amendments negatived accordingly.

Clauses 7 and 9 agreed to.

Clauses 8 and 10 to 26, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clauses 27 and 28, by leave, taken together, debated and agreed to.

Remainder of Bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

STATES GRANTS (TERTIARY EDUCATION ASSISTANCE) AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 3) 1985

COMMONWEALTH EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS (OVERSEAS STUDENTS) AMENDMENT BILL 1985

STATES GRANTS (EDUCATION ASSISTANCE-PARTICIPATION AND EQUITY) AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 1985-

Bills, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bills to be reported without amendment.

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

On the motion of Senator Ryan the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bills read a third time.