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SCHOOLS ASSISTANCE AMENDMENT (FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE) BILL 2011

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers (Senator McLucas)—That this bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Senator Hanson-Young moved the following amendment:

 At the end of the motion, add "but the Senate is of the opinion that the Government should respond to the Review of Funding for Schooling, chaired by Mr David Gonski AC, by March 2012, fully outlining the Government's plans for Commonwealth funding for government and non-government schools".

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put and passed.

Main question, as amended, put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

The Senate resolved itself into committee for the consideration of the bill.

In the committee

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

Bill to be reported without amendment.

The Acting Deputy President (Senator Pratt) resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins) the report from the committee was adopted.

Senator Collins moved—That this bill be now read a third time.

Question put.


The Senate divided—

AYES, 44

Senators—

Adams

Back

Barnett

Bishop

Boyce

Brown, Carol

Bushby

Cameron

Carr

Cash

Colbeck

Collins

Coonan

Cormann

Crossin

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Ferguson

Fielding

Fifield

Fisher

Furner

Hogg

Hurley

Hutchins

Kroger

Lundy

Marshall

Mason

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Moore

Nash

O'Brien

Parry

Payne

Polley

Pratt

Sterle

Troeth

Williams

Wortley

Xenophon

NOES, 5

Senators—

Brown, Bob

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Milne

Siewert (Teller)

Question agreed to.

Bill read a third time.