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Notice given 24 June 2003

Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Bartlett): To move—That items [2] to [6] of Schedule 1 of the Migration Agents Amendment Regulations 2003 (No. 1), as contained in Statutory Rules 2003 No. 92 and made under the Migration Act 1958 , be disallowed.

Fourteen sitting days remain for resolving.**

**  Indicates sitting days remaining, including today, within which the motion must be disposed of or the items will be deemed to have been disallowed .

Senator Carr: To move—That the following matter be referred to the Employment, Workplace Relations and Education References Committee for inquiry and report by 26 November 2003:

The Government’s proposed budget changes to higher education, with particular reference to:

(a) the principles of the Government’s higher education package;

(b) the effect of these proposals upon sustainability, quality, equity and diversity in teaching and research at universities, with particular reference to:

(i) the financial impact on students, including merit selection, income support and international comparisons,

(ii) the financial impact on universities, including the impact of the Commonwealth Grants Scheme, the differential impact of fee deregulation, the expansion of full fee places and comparable international levels of government investment, and

(iii) the provision of fully funded university places, including provision for labour market needs, skill shortages and regional equity, and the impact of the ‘learning entitlement’;

(c) the implications of such proposals on the sustainability of research and research training in public research agencies;

(d) the effect of this package on the relationship between the Commonwealth, the States and universities, including issues of institutional autonomy, governance, academic freedom and industrial relations; and

(e) alternative policy and funding options for the higher education and public research sectors.