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SCHOOLS ASSISTANCE BILL 2008

Order of the day read for the consideration of message no. 225 from the House of Representatives in committee of the whole (see entry no. 31, 3 December 2008).

In the committee

SCHEDULE OF THE AMENDMENT MADE BY THE SENATE TO WHICH

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAS DISAGREED

 (4) Clause 22, page 25 (lines 3 to 11), omit the clause.

The Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (Senator Carr) moved—That the committee does not insist on its amendment to which the House of Representatives has disagreed.

Debate ensued.

The Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding) moved the following amendment:

 At the end of the motion, add "but agrees to the following amendment in place of that amendment:

 Clause 22, page 25 (line 9), at the end of subclause 22(1), add `or an equivalent accredited curriculum'.".

Debate ensued.

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

Main question put and passed.

Resolution to be reported.

The Acting Deputy President (Senator Troeth) resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees reported that the committee had considered message no. 225 from the House of Representatives relating to the Schools Assistance Bill 2008 and had resolved not to insist on the amendment made by the Senate to which the House had disagreed.

On the motion of Senator Carr the report from the committee was adopted.