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Order of the day read for the consideration of the bill in committee of

the whole.

In the committee

Bill, taken as a whole by leave, debated.

Senator Harradine moved the following requests for amendments together

by leave:

That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following


Clause 3, pages 11 and 12, proposed section 926, line 30 (page 11) to

line 10 (page 12), omit the section, substitute the following section:


""926. For the purposes of this Division, "ordinary income" means

income of a person that would be separate net income of the person for

the purposes of section 159J of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 as

in force on 30 June 1994.".

Clause 3, page 13, after proposed Division 5, insert the following


""Division 5A--Preservation of home child care allowance

Preservation of home child care allowance where rebates would be


""929A. If:

(a) a home child care allowance is not payable to a person for a

dependent child during a period but would be so payable apart

from sections 902, 903, 904, 905, 907 and 918 and paragraphs

906(c) and (d); and

(b) under subsection 159J(1B) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

as in force on 30 June 1994, the person or the person's spouse

would be entitled to a rebate at a higher rate in respect of the

child for the year of income in which that period occurred;

a home child care allowance is payable to the person for the child

during that period.".

Debate ensued.

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

The committee divided--

AYES, 34

Abetz Baume Brownhill Calvert Campbell Chamarette Chapman Crichton-Browne Ellison Ferguson Gibson Harradine Herron Hill Kemp Knowles Macdonald, Ian Macdonald, Sandy MacGibbon McGauran Margetts Minchin Newman O'Chee (Teller) Panizza Parer Patterson Reid Short Tambling Tierney Troeth Vanstone Watson

NOES, 32

Beahan Bell Bolkus Bourne Burns Carr Childs Coates Collins Colston Cook Cooney Coulter Crowley Denman Devereux Evans, Christopher Evans, Gareth Foreman Jones (Teller) Kernot Lees Loosley McKiernan Murphy Reynolds Schacht Sherry Spindler West Woodley Zakharov

Question agreed to.

Bill further debated and agreed to, subject to requests for amendments.

Bill to be reported with requests for amendments.

The Deputy President (Senator Crichton-Browne) resumed the Chair and the

Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator McKiernan) reported


On the motion of the Minister for Family Services (Senator Crowley) the

report from the committee was adopted.