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STUDENT ASSISTANCE AMENDMENT BILL 1994
COMMONWEALTH RECIPROCAL RECOVERY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1994

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the

Minister for Small Business, Customs and Construction (Senator

Schacht)--That these bills be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

Bills read a second time.

The Senate resolved itself into committee for the consideration of the

bills.

In the committee

STUDENT ASSISTANCE AMENDMENT BILL 1994--

Bill taken as a whole by leave.

Senator Teague moved the following requests for amendments together by

leave:

That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following

amendments:

Clause 2, page 2, after subclause (4), insert the following subclause:

"(4A) Item 12A of the Schedule is taken to have commenced on 1 January

1994.".

Schedule, page 5, after item 12, insert the following item:

"12A. After section 7 in Part 2:

Insert:

Concession to parental assets test

"8. In determining what benefit is payable under this Part, a parental

assets test is not to be applied in the calculation of a student's

living allowance if the parent is entitled to a Health Care Card

issued by the Department of Social Security for the purposes of the

National Health Act 1953.'.".

Debate ensued.

Question--That the requests for amendments be agreed to--put.

The committee divided--

AYES, 43

Abetz Alston Baume Bell Boswell Bourne Brownhill Calvert Campbell Chamarette Chapman Coulter Crane Ellison Ferguson Gibson Harradine Herron Hill Kemp Kernot Knowles Lees Macdonald, Ian Macdonald, Sandy MacGibbon McGauran Margetts Minchin O'Chee Panizza (Teller) Parer Patterson Reid Short Spindler Teague Tierney Troeth Vanstone Watson Woodley Woods

NOES, 27

Beahan Bolkus Burns Childs Coates Collins Colston Cook Cooney Denman Devereux Evans, Christopher Evans, Gareth Faulkner Foreman Forshaw Jones (Teller) Loosley McKiernan Murphy Neal Ray Reynolds Schacht Sherry West Zakharov

Question agreed to.

Senator Bell moved the following amendments together by leave:

Schedule, page 12, item 25, paragraphs (a) and (b), omit the paragraphs.

Schedule, page 12, item 25, paragraph (c), omit the paragraph,

substitute the following paragraph:

"(c) Omit "(being the amount applicable under subparagraph

68(4)(a)(ii) of the Higher Education Funding Act 1988 in

relation to the year of income ending on 30 June 1993)'.".

Schedule, page 12, item 25, paragraph (d), omit the paragraph.

Schedule, page 13, item 26, paragraphs (a) and (b), omit the paragraphs.

Schedule, page 13, item 26, paragraph (c), omit the paragraph,

substitute the following paragraph:

"(c) Omit "(being the amount applicable under subparagraph

68(4)(b)(ii) of the Higher Education Funding Act 1988 in

relation to the year of income ending on 30 June 1993)'.".

Schedule, page 13, item 26, paragraph (d), omit the paragraph.

Schedule, page 13, item 27, paragraphs (a) and (b), omit the paragraphs.

Schedule, page 13, item 27, paragraph (c), omit the paragraph,

substitute the following paragraph:

"(c) Omit "(being the amount applicable under subparagraph

68(4)(c)(ii) of the Higher Education Funding Act 1988 in

relation to the year of income ending on 30 June 1993)'.".

Schedule, page 13, item 27, omit paragraph (d).

Debate ensued.

Question--That the amendments be agreed to--put and negatived.

On the motion of Senator Bell the following amendments, taken together

by leave, were debated and agreed to:

Schedule, page 17, item 50, omit the item.

Schedule, pages 17 and 18, item 53, omit the item.

Bill, as amended, agreed to, subject to requests for amendments.

COMMONWEALTH RECIPROCAL RECOVERY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1994--

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

The Student Assistance Amendment Bill 1994 to be reported with

amendments and requests for amendments and the Commonwealth Reciprocal

Recovery Legislation Amendment Bill 1994 to be reported without

amendments.

The President resumed the Chair and the Temporary Chairman of Committees

(Senator West) reported accordingly.

On the motion of Senator Schacht the report from the committee was

adopted and the Commonwealth Reciprocal Recovery Legislation Amendment

Bill 1994 read a third time.