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Wednesday, 27 November 1996
Page: 6082

Debate resumed from 26 November, on motion by Senator Campbell:

That this bill be now read a second time.

upon which Senator Allison had moved by way of amendment:

At the end of the motion, add ", but the Senate:

(a)   requests the Government to amend the bill to postpone for twelve months the commencement of those provisions in the bill relating to the broadbanding of programs, the abolition of the New Schools Policy and the introduction of the Enrolment Benchmark Adjustment;

(b)   requests the Government to establish an independent inquiry into the implications of the provisions referred to in paragraph (a); and

(c)   resolves that consideration of the bill in committee of the whole be an order of the day for the day after the day on which the Minister makes a statement to the Senate advising the Senate of the Government's response to paragraph (a)."