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Tuesday, 20 November 1973
Page: 1942


Senator McMANUS (Victoria) (Leader of the Australian Democratic Labor Party) - I formally move the amendment which I foreshadowed in my previous speech, namely:

After Clause 4, insert the following new clauses: 4a. The members of the Commission shall be appointed as follows:

(a)   the Chairman and three other members upon the recom mendation of the Minister of whom one shall be a person involved in research in relation to education;

(b)   four other members upon the recommendation of the Australian Education Council of whom one shall be a person involved in special education of handicapped children or children with special learning difficulties;

(c)   three other members of whom one shall be appointed upon the recommendation of the Education Executive of the Episcopal Conference of Australia, one shall be upon the recommendation of the National Council of Independent Schools and one shall be upon the recommendation of the Australian Parents' Council;

(d)   two other members who shall be appointed upon the recommendation of the Australian Teachers' Federation; and

(e)   two other members who shall be appointed upon the recommendation of the Australian Council of State School Organisations. 4b. A member shall not be responsible to the person, body or organisation which recommended the member's appointment. '

Question put:

That the amendment (Senator McManus') be agreed to.







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