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RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS--STANDING COMMITTEE--PROPOSED VARIATION OF
REFERENCE

Senator Woodley, pursuant to notice, moved--That the resolution of the

Senate of 24 March 1994, referring issues relating to the Rural

Adjustment Scheme to the Standing Committee on Rural and Regional

Affairs, be modified as follows:

After paragraph (c), add the following paragraph:

"(d) examine through the exceptional circumstance provisions of

the Rural Adjustment Act, the necessity to put additional

support mechanisms in place for farmers in farming areas

where soil type and/or rainfall and/or location prevent

diversification".

Debate ensued.

Question put and negatived.