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APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 3) 1985-86

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

In the Committee

The Minister for Education (Senator Ryan) moved-

(1) That clauses 1 to 6 be postponed till after consideration of the Schedule.

(2) That, unless otherwise ordered, the Votes in the Schedule be considered in the same groupings and order as the departmental estimates referred to Estimates Committees A, B, C, D, E and F, respectively, as follows:

Division

Nos

Department

Amount $

Group A

380-386

Industry, Technology and Commerce...

9 854 000

500-519

Prime Minister and Cabinet...

5 735 000

640-644

Trade...

86 240 000

540-554

Science...

12 890 000

Group B

220

Community Services...

26 201 000

360-364

Immigration and Ethnic Affairs...

5 420 000

560

Social Security...

18 628 000

325-327

Health...

17 539 000

Group C

304-305

Finance...

3 606 000

287-291

Employment and Industrial Relations...

15 388 000

670-678

Treasury...

24 847 000

490-497

Primary Industry...

3 298 000

200-202

Communications...

34 996 000

Group D

270-284

Education...

30 983 000

352-355

Housing and Construction...

11 591 000

590-593

Sport, Recreation and Tourism...

2 145 000

130-149,

620

Arts, Heritage and Environment...

5 092 000

120

Aboriginal Affairs...

2 625 000

Group E

520-525

Resources and Energy...

2 408 000

165-191

Attorney-General's...

23 568 000

575-583

Special Minister of State

18 365 000

315-319

Foreign Affairs...

20 527 000

230-244

Defence...

290 651 000

Group F

690-694

Veterans' Affairs...

34 217 000

664-667

Transport...

5 199 000

193

Aviation...

7 560 000

270-272,

329, 352,

620-628

Territories...

16 830 000

400-402

Local Government and Administrative Services...

19 253 000

(3) That leave be given to Senators to move motions expressing opinions or making recommendations based on the Reports of the Estimates Committees; that such motions be moved when the appropriate Vote is under consideration; that where more than one motion is proposed in relation to a particular Vote, the motions may be debated together, but in all cases a motion or motions shall be disposed of before the Question is put on the Vote before the Chair, and that any Resolutions be reported when the Chairman makes his report to the President at the conclusion of proceedings in Committee of the Whole.

Question-put and passed.

Schedule read-

Group A-

The following Votes were, by leave, taken together, debated and passed without requests:

Divisions-...$

380-386

Industry, Technology and Commerce...

9 854 000

500-519

Prime Minister and Cabinet...

5 735 000

640-644

Trade...

86 240 000

540-554

Science...

12 890 000

Group B-

The following Votes were, by leave, taken together, debated and passed without requests:

Divisions-...$

220

Community Services...

26 201 000

360-364

Immigration and Ethnic Affairs...

5 420 000

560

Social Security...

18 628 000

325-327

Health...

17 539 000

Group C-

The following Votes were, by leave, taken together, debated and passed without requests:

Divisions-...$

304-305

Finance...

3 606 000

287-291

Employment and Industrial Relations...

15 388 000

670-678

Treasury...

24 847 000

490-497

Primary Industry...

3 298 000

200-202

Communications...

34 996 000

Group D-

The following Votes were, by leave, taken together, debated and passed without requests:

Divisions-...$

270-284

Education...

30 983 000

352-355

Housing and Construction...

11 591 000

590-593

Sport, Recreation and Tourism...

2 145 000

130-149,

620

Arts, Heritage and Environment...

5 092 000

120

Aboriginal Affairs...

2 625 000

And it being 10.30 p.m.: The Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Bjelke-Petersen), under Sessional Order, put the Question-That she do leave the Chair and report to the Senate.

Question-put and passed.

The President resumed the Chair; and Senator Bjelke-Petersen reported accordingly.